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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Jörg Knappen.

Capped Pawns (Bemützte Bauern)

Setup

The setup is the same as in FIDE Chess except that all pawns wear a hat in the inital setup.

Notes

The Capped Pawn is a superset of the standard Pawn and the Zabel Pawn that has an optional double step from rank 6 to rank 8. Because it has more options than a standard Pawn it is slightly enhanced in its value, but I daren't give figures how much.

 

The term "capped pawn" or Pion coiffé was used in handicap chess with a different meaning: with this very strong handicap (about Queen odds) the stronger player commits to checkmate with the marked pawn. The selected Pawn was marked with a hat or a ring.



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By Jörg Knappen.

Last revised by H. G. Muller.


Web page created: 2021-03-13. Web page last updated: 2022-11-30