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Bastille Chess. Win by clearing your opponent's fortress. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Michael Nelson wrote on 2005-02-09 UTC
Charles is of course correct--one will never promote to Rook, Bishop, or
King in this game, as their moves are subsets of the Queen's move. this
can never be desirable when stalemate is not an issue.

Underpromoting to a Knight can be correct as its move is distinct from the

Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-02-09 UTC
Given that there is no stalemate, would there ever be a case for promoting to Rook or Bishop either?

Paul DeWitte wrote on 2005-02-05 UTC
Sure. The kings are not royal in this game, so I guess that would technically make each king a 'man' according to the piececlopedia. However, I think the idea of a king whose power is on the wane is a more appropriate concept for a variant called 'Bastille' Chess.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2005-02-05 UTCGood ★★★★
This looks amusing. One question -- can Pawns promote to Kings, since Kings are non-royal? Mind you, I can't see why you'd ever <em>want</em> to do so, but could you?

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