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In 6hess, each piece can only move 6 times in a game. After its 6th move, the piece is removed from the board. A player moving the King a 6th time loses. A Pawn reaching the final rank is removed from the board and does not promote.

Logs for 6hess.

8hess is played the same as 6hess, except that pieces have 8 moves. Pawns promote on the last rank, but the promoted piece is limited to 2 moves.

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By Adrian Alvarez de la Campa.
Web page created: 2007-07-15. Web page last updated: 2013-07-22