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Upside-Down Chess. White starts at the upper two rows, black at the bottom. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on Mon, Jan 19, 2004 05:15 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
Another option to which this game is especially suited is the 'apprentice' rule of only promoting Pawns to the piece on whose file they started (except that King Pawns become Queens). This is because it is far easier to keep track of where Pawns started than it would be with the FIDE array.