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Carrera Drop Chess

This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.

This chess is called in honor of Pietro Carrera (July 12, 1573 – September 18, 1647)chess player, historian, priest, Italian author, former World Chess champion J.R.Capablanca. In this chess 2 new pieces are introduced (1) Centaur which slides like a Bishop or leaps like a Knight (2), Minotaur which slides like a Rook or leaps like a Knight. Castling is performed by jumping 3 squares with the King. Other rules are similar to ordinary chess. Short castle is Queen side. Pawns jumps 1,2 or 3 steps, can promoute to the - Knight, Bishop, Rook and Queen. This chess has the following advantages. I-Symmetrical board 10x10. II-Freedom of maneuvers because 10x10 board. III-Reduction of advantage of the first move, which is a big problem in a classical chess. IV-Huge number of new types of combinations. V-Thus, the all great heritage of a classical chess will be demanded. The quantity of chess pieces (7 different pieces) are equal to the quantity of pawns p=10. The game is good balanced. There are 3 simple moves pieces N,B,R and 3 complex moves pieces C(N+B),M(N+R),Q(B+R) and Cn-Cannons") Additional two Cannon's can be placed in-game at the empty space where one's previous piece was located (behind the pawn line / last horisontal line) any time. Placing a Cannon counts as a move.

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Web page created: 2015-10-13. Web page last updated: 2015-10-13