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Goodchess

Introduction

Goodchess is played on a sixtyfour square chessboard

The two players start with sixteen pieces each

Setup

No pieces start on each player�s first row Starting on each player�s second row Rook - Knight - Bishop - Queen - King - Bishop - Knight - Rook White King on e2 black King on e7 Starting on each player�s third row 2 x Pawns 2 x Copper pawns 2 x Silver pawns 2 x Gold pawns Two pawns start in front of the Knights Copper start in front of the Bishops Silver start in front of the Rooks Gold start in front of the King & Queen

Pieces

King Queen Rook Bishop Knights (all standard) Gold moves as a King promotes to a Queen Silver moves one orthogonally promotes to a Rook Copper moves one diagonally promotes to a Bishop Pawn advances one forward captures one diagonally forward promotes to a Knight

Rules

All the rules and moves are the same as standard chess except for the pawns

Pawns are promoted to their higher rank on reaching the last row or on capturing a non-pawn

Notes

Copper Silver & Gold pawns are based on the ancient moves of the Ferz Wazir & Mann



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Web page created: 2009-09-17. Web page last updated: 2012-03-03