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External Link: Accessory Chess

In Accessory Chess the rules are the same as in orthodox chess, except that one (or two) extra piece per player is placed in the reserve. Standard chess is included as an option, thereby maintaining the historical connection. In a tournament, by way of the initial voting procedure, players can decide to play a traditional game.

If players have elected to include external pieces, they may either move a piece or pawn, or drop the extra piece from the reserve. Pieces may only be dropped on a friendly pawn on the second rank. The removed friendly pawn must immediately be relocated one square ahead of the dropped piece. This position must be empty. If not, the piece cannot be dropped on the friendly pawn.

Here is one example of the many pieces alternatives in Accessory Chess. The Crownprincess captures the nearest enemy piece in any direction, but it can move only by jumping over the nearest piece in any direction. The Crownprincess's value is 5, that is, the same as a rook (estimate).

A Zillions program and more information is here.

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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2008-08-07. Web page last updated: 2008-08-07