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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, David Cannon.

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David Cannon wrote on 2009-12-23 UTC
Hi Charles! Thank you for alerting me to the fact that I neglected to put in some very important information.

1. Mark Colebank's INFINITE CHESS website has the original game.

2. I don't think I fully understand the movement of the pawns in your Fivequarters game. If I may summarize the pawn movement in a nutshell, each pawn moves in the direction indicated by its positioning - i.e. those shown 'right side up' move 'north' while those 'upside down' move 'south.' On reaching the so-called 'enemy zone' (the first rank reached beyond the diamond where the two circles intersect), a Pawn morphs into a Steward and can move passively in any orthogonal direction, and can capture in any diagonal direction. But to answer your question, no. No matter where on the board a Pawn may be, it may capture on either of the diagonals adjacent to the cell on which it would move orthogonally.

3. I would suggest downloading the link to the zillions file I programmed and play one or two games with it. You'll see the Pawn movement very clearly.


David Cannon.

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