Goodchess is played on a sixtyfour square chessboard The two players start with sixteen pieces each
No pieces start on each playerï¿½s first row Starting on each playerï¿½s second row Rook - Knight - Bishop - Queen - King - Bishop - Knight - Rook White King on e2 black King on e7 Starting on each playerï¿½s 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
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
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
Copper Silver & Gold pawns are based on the ancient moves of the Ferz Wazir & Mann
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