You are on the backup site for Chessvariants.com. Any posts, moves, or other changes you make here will not be permanent, because the pages and database from the main site will be backed up here every midnight EST. Additionally, things may not be working right, because this site is also a testbed for newer system software. So, if you are not here to test, develop, or merely read this site, you may want to change .org to .com in the navigation bar and go to the main site.



The Chess Variant Pages



Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
Anonymous wrote on 2007-01-26 UTCBelowAverage ★★
The rule that Bodlaender mentions is indeed wrong. There are 2 variants:

1. A piece is allowed to move into its own trap square, but it is NOT
invincible. It can be taken by a stronger enemy piece just like on any
other square.
2. A piece is allowed to move into its own trap square, but it becomes
weak and can be taken of any enemy piece regardless of rank (just like
what the enemy receives).

Therefore, Gering's critique is impertinent. The general strategy of
animal chess is to lure an enemy piece away from guarding the trap
squares
(usually, nobody would put their pieces in the trap squares in either
variant) and move in.

There is also another variant of animal chess, where the traps and den is
not used and is taken like any other square on the board. The side which
captures all the enemy pieces wins.

Edit Form

Comment on the page What is wrong with Shou Dou Qi?

Quick Markdown Guide

By default, new comments may be entered as Markdown, simple markup syntax designed to be readable and not look like markup. Comments stored as Markdown will be converted to HTML by Parsedown before displaying them. This follows the Github Flavored Markdown Spec with support for Markdown Extra. For a good overview of Markdown in general, check out the Markdown Guide. Here is a quick comparison of some commonly used Markdown with the rendered result:

Top level header: <H1>

Block quote

Second paragraph in block quote

First Paragraph of response. Italics, bold, and bold italics.

Second Paragraph after blank line. Here is some HTML code mixed in with the Markdown, and here is the same <U>HTML code</U> enclosed by backticks.

Secondary Header: <H2>

  • Unordered list item
  • Second unordered list item
  • New unordered list
    • Nested list item

Third Level header <H3>

  1. An ordered list item.
  2. A second ordered list item with the same number.
  3. A third ordered list item.

Alt text for a graphic image

A definition list
A list of terms, each with one or more definitions following it.
An HTML construct using the tags <DL>, <DT> and <DD>.
A term
Its definition after a colon.
A second definition.
A third definition.
Another term following a blank line
The definition of that term.