The site has moved to a new server, and there are now some issues to fix. Please report anything needing fixing with a comment to the homepage.

The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Erez Schatz.

Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
Carlos Martín-F. wrote on 2003-07-06 UTCGood ★★★★
OK. You see, I had thought that if, for example, white captures a black
piece (in the Main Board) when the Duel Board is full, he or she would put
the recently captured black piece in the place of another black piece that
is on the Duel Board.

Now I understand it all :) and I think it makes sense, and goes with the
spirit of the game. As for the pawns, maybe you are right, and having so
few pawns makes it easy to keep track of those who still have double-step
move options.

Just one quick note more: I have noticed something funny. I have read
'Pieces cannot move through the middle square or leap over it, except for
the Knight'. My question was: What about Dabbabah's? Can they leap the
middle square?

Then I looked at the ASCII diagram of the Duel Chess board and the idea of
the supporting column made me think that, perhaps, you didn't want
Dabbabah's to jump through the central square because they would crash
into the column, whereas Knights seemed to avoid the column in their jump.
Was that your intention? If not, don't you think it is quite reasonable?

Congratulations for your game, and thank you for your answer.

Edit Form

Comment on the page Duel Chess

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.
Here is some preformatted text.
  This line begins with some indentation.
    This begins with even more indentation.
And this line has no indentation.

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.