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Capablanca Shatranj

Introduction

'Capablanca Shatranj' plays just like 'Capablanca Chess' except the 
'Chancellor' and 'Archbishop' are replaced by the 'Minister' and 
'HighPriestess', and pawns can only promote to these pieces.

* Minister: dabbaba-wazir-knight
* HighPriestess: alfil-fers-knight

Everything else is normal chess, pawns have their 2 step first move 
and castling is allowed. All variants in the Capablanca family of 
games are featured. 

At first the new pieces i was going to use were the Knight-Dabbaba 
and Knight-Alfil compound pieces but their pawn protection on 
opening set-up was not good enough. As it is now, the Minister and 
HighPriestess protect the same pawns on opening set-up as the 
Chancellor and Archbishop do.

This idea is very simple. Awhile ago i could see that the Chancellor 
and Archbishop could be 'shatranj-ized' into the Knight-Dabbaba and 
Knight-Alfil compound pieces. I hope i have presented it here in an 
interesting way. This game would never have come about without the 
influence of Joe Joyce. Thanks Joe :)

ok, have fun!! :)

Setup

Normal set-up of Capablanca Chess and all variants in this family, with the Chancellor and Archbishop replaced by the Minister and HighPriestess.

piece names from original games:

bird's - guard equerry
grotesque - guard equerry

capablanca - chancellor archbishop
gothic - chancellor archbishop
aberg's - chancellor archbishop
optimized - chancellor archbishop

embassy - marshall cardinal
ladorean - marshall cardinal

univers - marshal paladin
schoolbook - marshal archbishop

janus - 'janus' (archbishop) - no chancellor
new chancellor - chancellor - no archbishop
flanking archbishops - archbishop - no chancellor

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piece set-ups based on these games

Bird's Chess 
Capablanca Chess 
Gothic Chess 
Aberg's Chess 
Optimized Chess 8H x 10W (M1 & M2)
Embassy Chess 
Grotesque Chess 
Univers Chess 
Ladorean Chess 
Schoolbook 
New Chancellor Chess 
Flanking Archbishops 
Janus Chess

Pieces

Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight plus the following 2 pieces
* Minister: dabbaba-wazir-knight
* HighPriestess: alfil-fers-knight

Rules

Standard rules + pawns can only promote to Minister or HighPriestess


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By Christine Bagley-Jones.
Web page created: 2006-09-16. Web page last updated: 2006-09-16