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External Link: Pitcher Chess

Description

The pawns are called "Pitchers". They function like regular pawns with the exception of the following. When a Pitcher moves one step, any man standing behind it is catapulted to the square in front of the Pitcher, provided that the square is not occupied by a friendly piece. If an enemy piece is positioned here it will be captured. An enemy pawn cannot be catapulted to the first rank. A friendly pawn catapulted to the last rank is promoted to queen only. Otherwise this variant functions like regular chess.

A Zillions program and more information is here.

External Link: http://www.two-paths.com/bg/pitcherchess.htm


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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2008-03-27. Web page last updated: 2008-03-27