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The Chess Variant Pages

The Piececlopedia is intended as a scholarly reference concerning the history and naming conventions of pieces used in Chess variants. But it is not a set of standards concerning what you must call pieces in newly invented games.

Piececlopedia: Berolina-Plus Pawn

Historical Notes

The Berolina-Plus Pawn is a development of the Berolina Pawn. It used in Berolina Plus Chess (which is just Orthochess with Berolina-Plus Pawns replacing the Pawns).


The Berolina-Plus Pawn moves as Berolina pawn, but may also capture by a step to the side. The Berolina-Plus Pawn can make a double diagonal step without capturing as its first move.

Movement diagram

In the diagram below, the Berolina-Plus Pawn can move without capturing to all the squares marked with a green circle. The red circles are used to mark the squares where Berolina-Plus Pawn can move only to capture.

Berolina-Plus Pawn movement chart

This is an item in the Piececlopedia: an overview of different (fairy) chess pieces.
Written by Sergey Sirotkin (edited by Peter Aronson).
WWW page created: October 1st, 2001.