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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Вадря Покштя. This game is a favorite of its inventor.

Epic Chess

The thing was simple - to create a version of chess for a 10x10 board, but without involving fairy pieces. Standard chess pieces are self-sufficient and in most cases new leapers, riders and hoppers introduced into the game tend to bring disharmony to the chessboard. Yes, these figures are ideal for fairy compositions, but not for the vastness of the 10x10 board. After exchanges and going into the endgame, huge sections of the board are practically not used, turning the rich chess landscape into a lifeless desert dotted with gray bored cells.


files=10 ranks=10 graphicsDir=/membergraphics/MSelven-chess/ whitePrefix=w blackPrefix=b graphicsType=png squareSize=35 useMarkers=1 startShade=#FFC000 promoChoice=QNRB symmetry=mirror firstRank=1 pawn::fmWfcF::a4-j4,f2,e2,f3,e3 knight:N:::a3-d3,g3-j3 bishop::::a2-d2,g2-j2 rook::::a1-d1,g1-j1 queen::::e1 king::K::f1


On each side, 8 rooks, 8 bishops, 8 knights, 14 pawns, 1 queen and one king take part in the game.


Standard rules of chess except as follows: - The pawn moves forward only one square. - There is no en passant rule. - There is no castling.


The game is extremely balanced and replete with incredible possibilities.

This 'user submitted' page is a collaboration between the posting user and the Chess Variant Pages. Registered contributors to the Chess Variant Pages have the ability to post their own works, subject to review and editing by the Chess Variant Pages Editorial Staff.

By Вадря Покштя.

Last revised by Fergus Duniho.

Web page created: 2021-06-18. Web page last updated: 2021-06-26