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Bull's eye


By Gerd P. Degens


The game is played on a classic chess board with 64 squares. The set of pieces corresponds to that of classical chess without exception. In principle, the Fide rules apply - exceptions are described below.

The special feature of the game is the so-called bull's eye. It is located in the center of the board and consists of the squares D4, D5, E4 and E5.

The pieces on the bull's eye squares have a wide range of moves, which correspond to those of the queen and the knight in combination. 

Pieces in the bull's eye are handled equally without exception, i.e. the ranges/moves of pawns, rooks, knights, bishops, queens and kings are identical.




The starting setup



The game is played on a classic chessboard with 64 squares and the classic set of pieces.



With the exception of the following rules, the rules of classical chess (Fide rules) apply.


Examples of possible moves:

D4 moves

E5 moves

D5 moves

E4 moves

Assumption: Bull's eye is completely occupied

D4 moves

E5 moves

D5 moves

E4 moves

Assumption: D4 and D5 are occupied - D4 moves



Play it !

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By Gerd P. Degens.

Last revised by Gerd Degens.

Web page created: 2023-04-12. Web page last updated: 2023-04-12