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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
Kriegspiel - Cincinnati Style. A description of Kriegspiel as played in Cincinnati in the 1970's, with a discussion of why those particular rules were used.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Michael Nelson wrote on 2003-04-15 UTC
Cincinnati-style Kriegspiel should be playable by different armies--the rules specify that only pawn/piece is announced for a capture, not which piece. The CWDA promotion rule needs to be modified to allow pawn promotion only to pieces in one's own army--otherwise you would have to know what army the other player is using to know your promotion choices. (This weakens the Colorbound Clobberers a bit in the endgame--the CC's often promote a pawn to the other side's Queen piece.) Check announcements need consideration--what does the referee say if the player is checked by a Camel? This is a Knightish type check, but not on the same squares as would be indicated by 'check by Knight'. A check from a Half-Duck three sqaures away may still be 'on the file', but the player's legal moves are different than if the same check were by a Rook or Queen (interposing is useless, but retreating on the file may work.) Perhaps the best check announcement rule for KWDA is simply to announce 'check' with no directional indication.