The site has moved to a new server, and there are now some issues to fix. For example, it looks like you can't post comments. I will look into that in the morning.

The Chess Variant Pages

Rooksquare Chess

Jens Baek Nielsen's program Dabbaba plays chess and several variants of chess. One of these variants is described here: Rooksquare Chess.


The game is as orthodox chess, but now there are two different ways to win the game:
  1. Checkmate the opponent (as usual.)
  2. Move any piece that is a starting square of one of the rooks of the opponent. I.e., white wins when he moves a piece to a8 or h8, and black wins when he moves a piece to a1 or h1.

WWW page made by Hans Bodlaender, based on email of Roger Cooper.
WWW page created: September 17, 1999.