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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Joe Joyce.

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Joe Joyce wrote on 2009-06-02 UTC
Actually, Abdul-Rahman's upgraded version of Charles' patient pawns is something the Atlanteans would like. Keep digging, you may have made yet another Atlantean archaeological discovery. 

The following is copied directly from Abdul-Rahman Sibahi's Queen of the Night:

'Pawns : these are replaced by an improved version of Charles Gilman's
Patient pawns. When in their second rank, a pawn may move one step forward,
two steps forward, capture a piece diagonally forward, or move one step
forward then captures a piece diagonally adjacent. It also may may make a
non capturing move one step to the side. 

In short: these pawns effectively compound Lias's Pawns with Patient

In the Longer Board (10 ranks) the pawns on the third rank also have the
option to move, without capturing, one square orthogonally backwards. From
the second rank, they have the option for a triple move, and a double move
followed by a capture. A pawn can go back and forth between the second and third
ranks as the player pleases, but once it's on the fourth or beyond it can't
retreat. (Four pawns are placed on the second rank in front of Knights and
Bishops, to maintain the 50% density.)

Pawns may be captured en-passant in case of double or triple step, but if
the final step was a capture this doesn't return the captured piece.'

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