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Tax Chess. King mobility affected by the placement of pawns of the same color.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on Sat, Sep 26, 2020 01:24 AM UTC:

This 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?