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Ataturk Chess. One of your pieces in addition to your King is royal (your vice-president), and it can be changed. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Rodrigo Zanotelli wrote on 2014-10-31 UTC
A cool variant would be one that only allow you to turn piece X into a royal one, if this piece X attack piece Y, that is curently royal and piece X is not attacked by a friendly piece.
You could maybe turn self rules capture on.

George Duke wrote on 2008-11-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Warm Spit Chess is variant of Ataturk. Election day USA. ''The Vice Presidency ain't worth a bucket of warm spit,'' said one 20th-Century USA Vice President of Franklin Roosevelt, John Nance Garner (1868-1967). Basically, Betza's Ataturk calls overthrowing own government, built into the constitution, changing royal piece from King, for the cost of a tempo. (Joe Joyce refers to CVs not worth the ether they're printed on.)

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-04-15 UTCGood ★★★★
As I understand it, the cells through which a royally-restricted piece cannot move if attacked are those through which the piece ordinarily cannot move if occupied, which are the nearer destination cells. This does not affect a Knight, which has all its destination cells equidistant in different directions. It would affect a Nightrider or even a Rose, but only as regards cells an exact number of Knight moves along the path. I first saw this variant after submitting a Piececlopedia entry on which a link to this page would be relevant, but I will try and remember to add it in when I eventually submit an update.

gnohmon wrote on 2003-05-23 UTC
You have just invented a whole new type of piece, the demi-lame piece!

Michael Nelson wrote on 2003-05-22 UTC
Consider a rule a that royal leaper may not leap over a square attacked by the opponent. The Knight is deemed to move orthogonally first, then diagonally. So if a Royal Knight is on c3 and d3 is empty and attacked by the enemy or contains a friendly piece that is attacked by the enemy, the Royal Knight may not move to e2 or e4. If d3 contains an enemy piece defended by the enemy, the Royal Knight MAY move to e2 or e4.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2003-04-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
A lazy editor has added a related variant by Ralph Betza, Warm Spit Chess, to this page.

Michael Nelson wrote on 2003-04-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
A really fine game concept. I can't help but wonder how well Attaturk Lag Chess would play.

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