The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Wildebeest Chess, our featured variant for May, 2023.

This page is written by the game's inventor, Larry Smith.

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Peter Aronson wrote on 2007-12-14 UTC
This looks interesting, Larry, but I have a few questions:
2) Push an opposing stone located adjacent right or left orthogonal to the next right or left orthogonal vacant point,
Are pushes limited to one space, or do they go until the next vacant space? IE, if you have a row ---xxo--- is a push by o such that results in --xxo---- legal? Actually, now I think about, does a push cause the pushing piece to move? Would a push in this situation, ---xo---- result in --xo----- or --x-o----?

3) Leap over any number of adjacent friendly stones forward, right or left orthogonal to a vacant point.
Does the leap only pass over friendly stones, or can it (after passing over friendly stones) pass over vacant spaces as well? IE, starting with ---ooo--- is o--oo---- possible, or only leaps like --ooo----? (I assume the latter, but the language is not completely clear.)

4) Capture an opposing stone on an adjacent forward diagonal point.
Is capture by replacement?

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