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Eight Kings


This game has analogy to a puzzle, in which it is necessary to place the king so that they attacked all free squares of a board, but here are added pawn.


Checkmate or stalemate one of opponent's king.

Initial Array


The game is conducted by rules of orthodox chess with the following changes:

  • To win game it is possible also checkmate or stalemate one of opponent's king.
  • Actually, it means that the player that will make last legal move wins.
  • Pawns can promotion by rules of orthodox chess.
  • Not castling is allowed.

Written by Sergey Sirotkin. Web page posted by David Howe.
WWW page created: 3 Oct 2000. Last modified on: 3 Oct 2000.