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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Inventor: Nassah Bey Taher. Atomic chess. Pieces explode when captured. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Thomas wrote on 2008-12-03 UTC
I have read about a different variant of Atomic Chess in the book 'Alternatives Schach' by Lars Döring (german): After a capture, the capturing piece and all pieces on the squares orthogonally or diagonally adjacent to it are also removed, but with the exception of the kings. A king may capture without being removed, and is not removed when on a square adjacent to the capture. A move may never put the King of the moving side into attack, neither before nor after removing of pieces. So a king may never capture a defended piece, even if the defending piece would also be removed. In this variant, the initial advantage of white is much smaller.