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ZigZag Chess. Variant on `zigzagshaped' board. (12x12, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on Sun, Apr 3, 2011 06:41 AM UTC:
Another question is whether this variant still has Castling. I can't see any advantage in it, but the King and its Rook are the right distance apart.

Daniil Frolov wrote on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 02:57 PM UTC:
Is it ok that white can check on first move?

George Duke wrote on Wed, Nov 26, 2008 05:46 PM UTC:
''The Pawns are omitted as there is no need for them.'' Deceptively there are still 64 squares.

George Duke wrote on Thu, Oct 4, 2007 05:11 PM UTC:
Deceptively there are still the optimum 64 squares on extended 12x12.''The Pawns are omitted as there is no need for them.'' Promotion takes place by any one reaching an opposite starting square(to be ascertained whether mandatory).

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