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Sanctuary Chess. Archbishop and Swiss Guard replace Queen and King; no checkmate. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-08-02 UTC
What one of players captures all but one of opponent's pices? I supppose, that player also wins? For what is rating 'avarage' below, i hope, not for that piece's name?

Anonymous wrote on 2008-05-04 UTCAverage ★★★
The 'Swiss Guard' is actually a combination between Wazir, Ferz, Alfil and Dababba (Or however it's writing).

Paul DeWitte wrote on 2006-02-14 UTC
You are absolutely correct. Pawns count as pieces in this game. Therefore, getting two pawns to the back row does indeed constitute a win.

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-02-14 UTC
The rules state that if any two pieces get to the opponent's back rank and neither can be attacked on the next move, then that player wins. 'Pawns' however, are quite often referred to as non-pieces in chess, as in trading 'a piece for two pawns.' It also says that when pawns reach the back rank, they don't promote but remain frozen and unattackable as 'refugees.' Do these 'refugees' count as pieces such that two of them on the back rank can allow one to win? My working assumption is that yes, they do, since it's not easy to get two pawns to the back rank and I don't know what purpose refugees would really be serving otherwise.

David Paulowich wrote on 2004-12-22 UTC
The Swiss guard is identical to the Squire from Renniassance Chess, invented in 1980 by Eric V. Greenwood. This powerful short-range piece is not yet in the Piececlopedia. NOTE: I believe the name 'squire' is also used in some variants for a non-leaping piece with a range of two squares.

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