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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2019-05-25
 Author: Greg  Strong. Cylindrical Chess. Sides of the board are supposed to be connected. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2019-05-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

The page for this game was very old and the content wasn't really appropriate as a formal description of this historic game, so I have completely rewritten it.  The original version can still be found here.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-03-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

In interesting variant that has a board geometry somewhat like that of Circular Chess.

JT K wrote on 2017-04-23 UTCGood ★★★★

I've heard of non-edge variants of chess, but I hadn't read this specific page until just recently.  The game seems interesting and might eliminate the usual "going for the center in the opening" strategy.  Still, I can't help but wonder if the king might be tough to mate if there are no right and left edges.  Can a knight, bishop and king mate the lone opponent king?

Maybe they should make a restriction on the king - he is restricted to the usual board edges perhaps?

Anonymous wrote on 2010-04-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I think, it's best unusual way to play ever!

pepperbeard wrote on 2006-11-12 UTCGood ★★★★
I've enjoyed this variant since I read about it in a Thieves'World story (I believe it was 'Spiders of the Purple Mage'). In my experience, castling is essentially useless because there aren't any corners to hide in. Actually, I defeated one opponent because he relied on it. He also let me take out his queen with a pawn across the 'edge'.

Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2006-10-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
A possible rule to add that when castling normally the king moves two
squares, when castling over the edge the king move three squares.

The notation to this can simply be O-G , O-H , O-C and O-B . It depends on
where the king lands. For discriptive notation : O-KN , O-R , O-B and O-QN

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