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 By Doug  Chatham. Bachelor Chess. Win by mating your opponent, or marrying off your King. (7x6, Cells: 42) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Josef L wrote on 2005-06-03 UTCGood ★★★★
Good game Doug!! :-))

Doug Chatham wrote on 2005-01-14 UTC
Yes, that is correct. If you have a friendly Queen next to your King at the end of your turn and your King is not in check, then you have won by marriage.<p> Charles, your comment has made me realize that rule 3 needs a slight correction to include marriage by pawn promotion.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-01-14 UTC
Presumably promoting a piece to Queen adjacent to a King which is already in the enemy camp also counts as a marriage.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-03-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Both my Recapitulative Chess and a variant of mine partially inspired by Bachelor Chess, Bachelor Kamil, are now up, and win by marriage also appears as a minor variation in my original 3d variant Tunnelchess. In all three you are credited, and my second 'Excellent' is by way of thanks. While I leave the 'Medinese marriage' question (the one in my comment last April) open, Bachelor Kamil mentions that you prefer it to be a valid means of winning.

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.

Doug Chatham wrote on 2003-04-21 UTC
Charles,<p> Marriage can occur even if the Queen is in danger of immediate capture.<p> Best wishes,<br> Doug Chatham

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-04-21 UTCGood ★★★★
It seems that every way of winning is 'mate' in one sense or another! One query: you say that for the marriage to count the King must not be in check. What if the Queen is under immediate threat of capture?

Anonymous wrote on 2002-06-24 UTC
I think there should be a priest to sanctify these 'marriages'. Require the lucky couple to be adjacent to a bishop in order for the marriage to count.

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