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It was last modified on: 2007-10-05
 By (zzo38) A.  Black. Bland Chess. Chess with no diagonal moves. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2010-08-03 UTC
Like Bland Chess, ''Bishops are immobile'' in Frolov's subvariant of Monochromatic Chess from an article,
http://www.chessvariants.org/index/displaycomment.php?commentid=26049. The reasons are different though overlapping: the Black brothers' Bland for no diagonal allowed, reverse Monochromatic for the required colour-switching Frolov describes. In reverse Monochromatic, Pawns can never use their f.i.d.e. two-step, which is too much trouble for them to delete official rules.