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The Chess Variant Pages

The Pawn

The Pawn moves exactly one square in either of the orthogonal directions that is away from his own side of the playing board.

If a Pawn moves to the Home Square of his opponent, then the Pawn promotes to Queen. The queen has the combined power of the Bishop and the Rook. A captured Queen is demoted to Pawn before it is dropped back on the board.

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Written by Ben Good.
This is (part of) a submission to the contest to design a chess variant on a board with 38 squares.
WWW page created: February 3, 1998.