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 By Peter  Aronson. Every Man a Pawn. Each piece has the powers of a Pawn (except promotion) in addition to its normal powers. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2012-04-08 UTCGood ★★★★
"An interesting further variant that would weaken rooks and queens could ignore this" Yes I agree you can make up a further variant where if a rook or queen move two spaces forward non-capturing from the second rank, it can be captured using en-passan. One thing it means is that, rarely, a certain move won't checkmate even though it is the case in FIDE chess. Example:
r..r..q.
........
.....n..
R.......
......k*
........
b..N...R
K...B...
In case the rook on h2 moves to * then it can be captured by en-passan and is not checkmate.

Anonymous wrote on 2004-06-16 UTCGood ★★★★
'Note that pieces that can move orthogonally forward more than one square
(the Rook and Queen) never use the Pawn's double-move ability, and so
can
never be captured en-passant, even when moving two squares forward from
the
2nd rank without a capture. '

An interesting further variant that would weaken rooks and queens could
ignore this.

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