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Nasty Neighbours (conquer style)

By Gerd P. Degens


Trouble in the house, because unfriendly neighbours are in the direct neighbourhood. Find ways to defend yourself and turn the tables.



The pieces are the same as standard chess pieces. The rules chapter explains the possible moves.


Except for the following changes, the Fide rules apply.

Castling and pawn promotion take place. There is no capturing en passant.

Bare king loses.

Stalemate is a win.

Pawn (nasty neighbours)

The pawn can always move one square forwards and capture. If there is an opponent's piece on the second square forwards, it can be captured if there is no piece in between.


Knight (double knight)

The knight may move to one of the squares nearest to that on which it stands but not on the same rank, file or diagonal. With the double knight, the move options are doubled. This means that the knight can leap directly to a space two knight leaps away.


Bishop (double step bishop)

The bishop may move to any second square along a diagonal on which it stands. The bishop cannot jump over pieces.


Rook (double step rook)

The rook may move to any second square along the file or the rank on which it stands. The rook cannot jump over pieces.


Queen (double step queen)

The queen may move to any second square along the file, the rank or a diagonal on which it stands. The queen cannot jump over pieces.



Castling: This is a move of the king and either rook of the same colour along the player’s first rank, counting as a single move of the king and executed as follows: the king is transferred from its original square three squares towards the rook on its original square, then that rook is transferred to the square just next to the king.

Conquer mechanism

Example: White moves Nf4 Nd5





Play it !


satellite=conquer files=9 ranks=8 maxPromote=0 promoZone=1 promoChoice=NBRQ graphicsDir=/graphics.dir/alfaeriePNG/ squareSize=50 graphicsType=png symmetry=none baring=0 pawn (nasty neighbours):P:fWfcnD:pawn:a2,c2,e2,g2,i2,b7,d7,f7,h7,,b2,d2,f2,h2,a7,c7,e7,g7,i7 double knight:N:N2:knight:b8,h8,,b1,h1 double step bishop:B:nA7:bishop:c1,g1,,c8,g8 double step rook:R:nD7:rook:a1,i1,,a8,i8 double step queen:Q:nD7nA7:queen:d8,f8,,d1,f1 king:K:KisO3:king:e1,,e8

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By Gerd P. Degens.

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Web page created: 2024-01-28. Web page last updated: 2024-01-28