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Octogonal Chess

Setup

Pieces

Same as FIDE Chess, except:

Pawn - Moves one square forward along the opponent's half of edge of the board.

Marshall - Moves any amount of squares orthogonally in the same direction without jumping, or moves one square orthogonally, then one square diagonally in the same direction.

Cardinal - Moves any amount of squares diagonally in the same direction without jumping, or moves one square orthogonally, then one square diagonally in the same direction.

Rules

Same as FIDE Chess, except stalemate is a loss.

Notes

This game removes the superfluous space created by 10x10 boards, while having a more regular shape than an 8x10 board. It also strengthens Knights in comparison to the other pieces, and does not have connected Rooks.



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By John Smith.
Web page created: 2008-12-19. Web page last updated: 2008-12-19