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




[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ]
[ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ]
[ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]

Single Comment

There is no queen, but 2 compounds. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-08-20 UTC
2 variants:
In almost chess white player have marshall instead queen. So, variant, where ne of players have queen and cardinal (as in modern ches), other player have marshal and cardinal.
Makruk variant. Bishop is replaced with makruk nobleman (silver general), cardinal is replaced with knight-silver compound, pawns starts on 3rd rank, promotes on opponent's third rank to marshal and knight-silver only.
I would like to call this 'Frolov chess', but there is variant with same name (invented by someone with same last name :)), variant of kingchess, where all pieces must be dropped before making normal moves.