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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, M Winther.

External Link: Phalanx Chess

In Phalanx Chess the regular setup is used. A pawn ("Phalanx pawn") can change place with a piece standing before it. If a pawn can move forwards to a square occupied by a piece of any colour, then the pawn and the piece can change place, also at the pawn's double-step. Exceptions are the king, and the friendly pawn, which cannot be displaced. Thusly, only kings and friendly pawns are capable of blocking a pawn. Should the pawn move to a piece placed on the last rank, then the pawn will be promoted to queen, without options. Otherwise regular rules apply. A Zillions program and more information is here.

External Link: http://www.two-paths.com/bg/phalanxchess.htm


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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2007-08-21. Web page last updated: 2007-08-21