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Poison Pawn Chess. Capture the wrong pawn and you lose.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on 2020-12-09 UTC

With just the first alternate game-end rule (capture a poisoned pawn and lose), this seems like something that might exist (but I can't find it with a quick search, though that's hindered by the "poisoned pawn variations" of FIDE chess). The other rules probably make this new.

Given that "poisoned pawn" does represent a situation in FIDE, I'd like to suggest a different name here, but one doesn't come immediately to mind.

Also, please clarify if you choose one of your pawns to be poisoned, or can you choose one of your opponent's instead? Given the last rule, this isn't obviously a bad idea if allowed.