Knightless symmetric chess
The idea of a chess variant with two queens always had bugged the mind of everyone, but we always hitted the same wall, the bishops. To eliminate this problem I replaced the knights with other two bishops. As the game became a litte curious in the 1st and 8th row I changed the 2nd and 7th too.
Here is the setup: 9 RBBQKQBBR 8 wffmmmffw 7 --------- 6 --------- 5 --------- 4 --------- 3 --------- 2 wffmmmffw 1 RBBQKQBBR abcdefghi
R, B, Q, K are the FIDE. w- wazir; f- ferz; m- man.
The same rules as FIDE, but there is no en passant capture or initial double step, the castlig is the same.
For those who want knights and didn't liked the use of ferzes, wazires and men, here is a 11x11 setup. RNBBQKQBBNR ppppppppppp ... ppppppppppp RNBBQKQBBNR
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By Claudio Martins Jaguaribe.
Web page created: 2010-05-14. Web page last updated: 2010-05-14