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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1997-04-01
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Dave  Reynolds. Circular Chess. Chess on a round board. (Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-02-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I may be wrong, but so far I've concluded that in Circular Chess there are possible mating positions with a K & 2Ns vs. lone K, or with a K & B plus N (or an opposite coloured B) vs. lone K, but it seems that they are not forcible, or 'basic' mates (unlike K & Q vs. lone K or K & R vs. lone K). Also, I'm guessing that a K plus some combination(s) of 3 minor pieces (aside from 3 same coloured bishops) may be able to force mate against a lone K.

Vitya Makov wrote on 2010-01-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Just made a board for Circular Chess. Decided to play:

1) with en-passant
2) with null moves allowed

Este wrote on 2004-06-26 UTCGood ★★★★
Regarding Ralph Peters comment - The King & Queen most definitely start the
game on the wrong cells. The En Passant rule though is something that must
be decided by the players/society of a variant.A variant is just that, a
variant, how close or how far it is to ortho chess, is upto its creator.
En Passant was only brought in to ortho chess to cover up its main flaw.
Many variants opt to drop this rule. Your point is still a good one
though, as circular chess is supposed to be simply chess on a circular
board, therefore for that reason it should include En Passant.

Personally, I like the game its got history and it has its own adherants
today. I have a circular board, and play the game slightly differently.
You only have to play by CCS rules if you are playing in their
tournaments!

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-03-04 UTCGood ★★★★
Having had no response to my previous question I have assumed the answer to be no and submitted my own page of 21-rank round variants (ancient- and modern-piece), under the degenerate generic name of Tryzantine Chess.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-05-31 UTCGood ★★★★
Did anyone suggest a 21-rank, 3-player version of this game for the 84-squares competition? I would have if I had known of the website at the time! It would remove colourbinding from the Bishops, which would help compensate for the limit of a 4-file board on their move.

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