Chess on an Infinite Plane
Introduction"Chess on an Infinite Plane" is a chess variant played on a chessboard of infinite size. Additional pieces are included in the starting position not just for variety, but to help make enough material available in the endgame so that one player can force a win. Since there are no borders, pieces (in particular the king) cannot be trapped at the edges or in corners. The chancellors (R + N) provide immediate ability to create long distance attacks. Additional pawns, some in rearward formations (called jÃ¤ger units) can enter into play and create threats of additional promoted pieces. The rearmost pawns are protected by hawks. Each player also has two guards, which can be used as king defenders, or for other strategic play.
SetupAÂ red bracket indicates the a1 (1,1) square.
PiecesChancellor(C): Moves and captures as a rook + knight.
RulesPawns play the same and promote at the same rank as in classical chess. White pawnsÂ promote at rank 8, andÂ blackÂ pawns promote at rank 1. Pawns can promote to chancellor, hawk, or guard in addition to queen, rook, bishop, or knight. Pawns may capture and be captured en passant with the same rules as in classical chess.
NotesOther sub-variants exist including:
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By V. Reinhart.
Web page created: 2017-02-16. Web page last updated: 2017-02-16