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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Adrian Alvarez de la Campa.

Pretentious Chess

Some chess players may consider compound pieces such as the Amazon and Cardinal to be pretentious. In this variant the Queen, Bishop, Rook, and even the King may move as a Knight, but as a consequence of doing so, they are demoted to a Knight.



All standard Chess rules apply. All pieces (except Pawns) are given the ability to move as a Knight but demote to a Knight when doing so. If the King should move as a Knight, it becomes a Royal Knight.


Piece graphics, Fergus Duniho.

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 Adrian Alvarez de la Campa.
Web page created: 2006-03-06. Web page last updated: 2006-03-06