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Palace revolution

Palace Revolution is a submission to the 44 squares contest, sent by Pete Leyva. It has two newly added pieces called a Templar knight and the Squire pawn. The game is played on a grid of 44 squares. Rows 3&4 have six squares across, as well as 5&6. Rows 1, 2, 7, & 8 only have five squares across.

The piece set up is as follows: White rooks are set up on B1 & F1. White Templar knights are set up on C1 & E1. White king is set up on D1. White bishops are set up on G3 & G4. White Squire pawns are set up on B2, C2, D2, E2, & F2. Blk. rooks are set up on B8 & F8. Black Templar knights are set up on C8 & E8. Black king is set up on D8. Black bishops are set up on A5 & A6. Black Squire pawns are set up on B7, C7, D7 ,E7, & F7.

The movement of the pieces is as follows:

The objective still remains the same, to checkmate your opponents' king.

Written by Pete Leyva. Edited and html by Hans Bodlaender.


Webpage made: May 12, 2004.