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This page is written by the game's inventor, Michael Asher.


I can only claim half the credit for this game, as I created this game with a friend called Richard Winn several years ago;  the game is quite fun to play especially against a computer as the extra pieces can be added if you have a suitable set up programme. Originally the game was called "Full Board Chess". I have re-named it Maelstrom.

All the pieces move as they would in normal chess, castling is still OK with the appropriate rook.

At the beginning of the game the board is completely full with the pieces arranged as follows.

The winner is the player who captures both opponent's Kings.

© Michael Asher

Written by Michael Asher.
This variant is an entry in the 1999 Large Variant contest.

WWW page created: March 2, 1999. Last modified: May 8, 1999.