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Bachelor Chess. Win by mating your opponent, or marrying off your King. (7x6, Cells: 42) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-06-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
It occurs to me that this is not merely one good idea, but two good ideas
that work well separately or together.
	The promotion and win-by-marriage rules could also be applied to other
arrays without a Queen - those of Chaturanga, Courier, Shogi, and the
'Kamil' games come to mind. It could even be combined with an idea that
I had called Recapitulative Chess - a 9-rank Chaturanga in which Ferz can
be promoted to Queen, Elephant to Bishop, and Pawn to any modern
capturable piece.
	Conversely your array would be a good one for a form of Kingrider Chess -
a game on which there are never a capturable Queen but the King's move is
extended, usually with restrictions. See King Battler in the Piececlopedia
for an example (and its comments for others) of such a piece.