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Zabel-Schach. A modest chess variant with an alternative pawn, the Zabel pawn. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
HaruN Y wrote on Sun, Oct 29 04:11 AM UTC:
files=8 ranks=8 promoZone=1 promoChoice=NBRQ graphicsDir=/graphics.dir/alfaeriePNG/ squareSize=50 graphicsType=png symmetry=none rimColor=#000000 darkShade=#dd0000 lightShade=#ffce00 coordColor=#ffffff borders=0 firstRank=1 Zabel pawn:P:f(afafoab)mKfcF:pawninv:a2,b2,c2,d2,e2,f2,g2,h2,,a7,b7,c7,d7,e7,f7,g7,h7 knight:N:N:knight:b1,g1,,b8,g8 bishop:B:B:bishop:c1,f1,,c8,f8 rook:R:R:rook:a1,h1,,a8,h8 queen:Q:Q:queen:d1,,d8 king:K:KisO2:king:e1,,e8

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on Sun, Jan 16, 2011 07:18 AM UTC:
There is a separate 'Author' and 'Inventor' field for that purpose, although it is the administration's job to modify the 'Inventor' field in case someone else has invented it.

💡📝Jörg Knappen wrote on Tue, Mar 2, 2010 12:21 PM UTC:
Although I cannot claim inventorship, it is me who has written down the game here. Unfortunately, for user submitted games there is no differentiation between who has authored the text and who has invented the game, so this entry became anonymised. This has the consequence that I cannot edit it anymore and I don't receive comment notifications for this item.

George Duke wrote on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 05:27 PM UTC:
With unique stamp of creativity in Zabel Pawn, still this is similar to Mecklenburg Chess of year 1973:
Basically with its difference Zabel-Schach facilitates promotion. Underpromotion earlier figures in Buczo's above and below, Monkeying with promotion, Grand Chess allows optional promotion earlier,, as do many copycats of that Grand Chess methodology. Another one, Falcon Chess 100 uses two promotion zones having different promotees, Putting more promotion ideas here are Knight Mare,, and Gilman's gone overboard Weltschach, where the longer trek means the more ranking promotee accessible,
And Lavieri's Promoter you own, the opponent is unlikely ever to exercise his prerogative to capture:

Charles Gilman wrote on Thu, Feb 11, 2010 06:59 PM UTC:
My first reaction was 'What about En Passant?' Then I realised that there would never by an enemy Pawn to carry it out. Then I thought, what about En Passant capture (only immediately, of course, but by its own move) by the kind of piece to which the Pawn is promoted?

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