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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-11-07
 By Craig  Daniel. Battle Chieftain Chess. Warriors and a king fight on a board with walls and holes. (10x11, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Mike Nelson wrote on 2002-10-30 UTCGood ★★★★
Craig,

The rule is actully well thought-out and quite original. This is the only
game I'm aware of (with one royal piece) that provides for both checkmate
and King capture. The one-turn penalty for allowing the King to be
captured is exactly right--by making the opponent actually capture your
King, you have required him/her to use an extra move vs. checkmate, so the
rules require you to give that move back. Well done!

Peter Aronson wrote on 2002-10-29 UTCGood ★★★★
This looks interesting, but there's one point of the rules I find confusing: you talk both about the King being checkmated -- which is generally used to mean an inescapable threat to capture but not actual capture -- and being captured. Which is it?

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