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WAD Chess

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WAD Chess is chess on a 10x8 board with WADs (Champions) added. Below is a link to play on Game Courier.

WAD Chess



The WAD piece type used in this game (depicted by figurine for Champion, as it is also known) is a triple compound piece that can move as a wazir (i.e. it can move one square orthogonally, that is by rank or file), or it can move as an alfil (i.e. it can leap two squares diagonally), or it can move as a dabbabah (i.e. it can leap two squares orthogonally).

The castling rules for WAD Chess are as follows: A king that has never moved, and is not in check, can 'leap' once a game, along the first rank, to any unattacked empty square between it and an unmoved rook, followed by said rook 'leaping' to the king's initial square so as to complete castling in one single move. It does not matter if any squares in between are occupied or under attack.

Threefold repetition of position or stalemate is a draw as in standard chess, and the 50 move rule is also in effect in WAD Chess (i.e. game drawn if no captures or pawn moves have been made before 50 consecutive moves by both sides). Pawns move as in chess, and can promote to any piece type included in the setup, except for a king.

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By Kevin Pacey.

Last revised by Kevin Pacey.

Web page created: 2018-11-25. Web page last updated: 2018-11-25