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Adjutant Chess (with Adjutants)

This page contains one or more presets for playing a game online with Game Courier, an online server for playing Chess variants by correspondence.

Adjutant Chess (with Adjutants) follows the rules of orthodox chess. It is played on the Gustavian board with extra corner squares, on which Adjutants are placed. The Adjutant slides in any direction, but on the orthogonals it slides only on one colour. The opposite colour squares are simply ignored. The Adjutant's value is 6, that is, the same as rook + pawn. The Adjutant is really an enhanced bishop that can also move orthogonally. It has great mobility, but its main weakness is that it cannot give mate together with the king.

Extended castle: when castling the king may jump three squares, but it can also jump two as usual. The rook ends up on its usual square. The extended castling rule makes play on the wings easier to achieve. The king can rapidly take control over the kingside or queenside corner square, and advancement on the wing can occur without putting the king at risk.

The Adjutant also slides on the orthogonals by ignoring the opposite colour squares. Note that it cannot leap over occupied squares of its own colour.

In the following preset moves are validated and automated, including castling and 'en passant', but check, etc., are not parsed. Pieces can be moved by pointing and clicking. When promoting a pawn, it will automatically turn into a queen. Should you prefer another piece, you must type it manually (e.g., add N a8; capture a7). Use small piece-letters for black. E-mails to your opponent are generated, but you can play online by intermittently pressing the browser's update button.

Adjutant Chess (with Adjutants)

(You can also download a Zillions implementation here.)

See also my other Game Courier presets.

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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2009-06-17. Web page last updated: 2009-06-17