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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Sergey Sirotkin.


This chess variant is one of those where many pieces occupy all places on the board.

This is a game for two players. Each player has 2 kings, and 30 pawns.

Opening setup:

White: King - d1, e1; Pawn - a1, a2, a3, a4, b1, b2, b3, b4, c1, c2, c3, c4, d2, d3, d4, e2, e3, e4, f1, f2, f3, f4, g1, g2, g3, g4, h1, h2, h3, h4.

Black: King - d8, e8; Pawn - a5, a6, a7, a8, b5, b6, b7, b8, c5, c6, c7, c8, d5, d6, d7, e5, e6, e7, f5, f6, f7, f8, g5, g6, g7, g8, h5, h6, h7, h8.

The object of the game is to mate or to capture both kings of the opponent.



The game is conducted by the rules of orthodox chess with the following changes:

Written by S. Sirotkin; 7 January 2000. Slightly edited by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: February 11, 2000.