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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Adam Norberg.

King with a Shotgun

Here's a weird variant for those who too often get a midgame draw from too few pieces:

Each side starts with two checkers under their king, or at least held by the side. Twice a game, (that's what the checkers count) the king can attack any space that's a rook's move away, but the king doesn't move. He just shoots that first piece on the same rank or file as he's on, whatever direction you shoot.

This makes knights MUCH more useful for giving check...

Written by Adam Norberg. Web page posted by David Howe.
WWW page created: 7 Sep 2000. Last modified on: 7 Sep 2000.