[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Tax Chess. King mobility affected by the placement of pawns of the same color.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-26 UTCThis is a very interesting idea, although a player would have to consult the rules frequently until they became proficient. But I do think this sort of idea has potential. An observation: this game is not symmetric. It has neither mirror symmetry nor rotational symmetry. Consider this rule: For each pawn of color C on D file the king can slide 1 square diagonally forwards towards lower file. File D is file D for both players (mirror) - but the "lower file" is reversed (rotational). This may not be an issue, but I think it could lead to an advantage for one player or the other. Also, there's this: (Imagine pawns being wrapped around king's starting position) I do not understand what this statement refers to. Finally, I assume when a king can move more than one space, (because of doubled pawns), it still cannot move through check?