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Waffle Chess

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

Introduction

Waffle Chess is chess on a 10x8 board with waffles added. Below is a link to play on Game Courier.

Waffle Chess

Setup

Rules

The Waffle piece type used in this game (depicted by elephant figurine) is a 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).

Waffle Chess uses "fast castling" the rules of which 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 is a draw as in standard chess, and the 50 move rule is also in effect in Waffle 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.
Web page created: 2018-11-25. Web page last updated: 2020-08-29