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File Sharing Chess. File Sharing, pawn swapping, always passed pawns. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
JT K wrote on 2016-09-27 UTC

Thank you George.  You raise a good point about moving your opponent's pawn, and I was actually considering this stipulation: pawn swapping is illegal for Player A any time the enemy pawn is threatening Player A's piece(s)  This would prevent people from using the pawn swap to bypass a threat by pawn.  Still, a player still has the option to use the pawn swap to MAKE a threat, as I demonstrated in my last diagram shown.

Your suggestion is good too, but I wouldn't want the whole game to change too much from standard chess.  It's an interesting sub-variant idea though for sure.

George Duke wrote on 2016-09-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

This is serious recent attempt to reduce Draws in small board 64 OrthoChess. How about a subvariant as follows?   The Pawn swap involves moving opponent Pawn.  So whenever a player uses the Pawn swap in lieu of regular move, the other player immediately has two choices.  One, make a regular move,  Or two, move opponent's (the swapper's) any unit by legal move.  Then follows the swapper's next turn.  And perhaps it needs no double swapping consecutive turns.

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