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Raumschach (rules enforcing). Play Raumschach on Game Courier, with rules enforced.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on 2017-01-05 UTC

I hadn't noticed that the rules page gives the promotion zones as on two levels.  (Or more probably, I had forgotten.  In the comment thread on the rules page this is brought up twice.)  I actually cannot find anything to back up that version; the following all support what I assumed in writing the rules for this preset:

  • http://www.chessvariants.com/3d.dir/555.html
  • http://www.chessvariants.com/old.dir/3d5.html
  • https://www.jsbeasley.co.uk/encyc/225235.pdf
  • Dickins's "A Guide to Fairy Chess"

Unless someone knows why two levels were allowed in the rules page, perhaps it should be changed.

 

(On the other hand, the "forward/up" pawn capture seems to have been intended by Maack; I just didn't allow it in this preset because of personal preference.)


Kevin Pacey wrote on 2017-01-03 UTC

I'm curious whether there is a precident (or another source's advocacy) for the promotion rules for this preset (i.e. that pawns promote only on the upper- or lower- most levels, depending if they are White or Black pawns respectively). It was noted on the page for Raumschach that there are two differing versions of the pawn capture rules, at least.


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