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Pawn Blackhole Chess. Each side is split into two and grouped into corners. Pawns play towards the center.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 03:37 AM UTC:

So a pawn on d4/e5 can only switch between those two locations (similarly for d5/e4), until an opportunity to capture arises? I guess the four-directional capture partially makes up for their dramatically lower ability to promote? How have pawn structures developed, in playtesting?

Why convert the knight as well? (It might be worth noting the common name for that piece, the camel.)