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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Paul  Barasi. Barasi Chess. Game named after inventor with Berolina pawns can also move backwards; other pieces can only move forwards. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-09-13 UTC
Regarding 'promotion of pawns is as usual', does this mean to pieces as they exist in the array, i.e. irretractable ones, or to the pieces that FIDE Pawns are promoted to, that is, symmetric ones? Is it compulsory? The whole point of promotion traditionally is to give further moves to a piece that would otherwise have none. Indeed it would seem more useful in this variant to allow promotion of 1st-rank pieces to 2nd-rank ones! The 2nd-rankpiece itself is certainly an interesting one, and I as yet have no distinctive name for it. It is most like the pieces that I term Silveryeoman (inc. backward diagonal but not backward orthogonal) and Copperyeoman (vice versa).