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Replacement Chess. A slight variation of Replacement Chess. Captured pieces must be put on an empty square on the board. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Andrew wrote on 2020-04-28 UTC

Love this variant. From where I come from it is also called Rubber Chess.


Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-07-28 UTC

Note to CVP editor(s):

I've just finished submitting a preset for Replacement Chess (besides a preset for Rifle Chess).


Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-02-29 UTC
Has Replacement (or Putback) Chess ever been nominated as a Recognized variant on chessvariants.com? I'd think it would be (historically, anyway) popular enough to be a Recognized variant, having at least at one time often been played on both sides of the US-CAN border. The concept of replacement (as it is performed in this game) is also something of a simple yet unique signature for this game, afaik. Bombalot might possibly be another candidate for being a Recognized variant, especially if it's been played over-the-board in the US or other countries besides CAN. That's if any more Recognized variants are going to be added onto chessvariants.com anytime in future.

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-02-20 UTCGood ★★★★
Fwiw, I recall Putback Chess was called bughouse by some players when I played it with them in the 1980s in Toronto, Canada. Those players preferred to use 'Double Chess' back then for what is now commonly called 'Bughouse'.

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2013-03-31 UTC
Canadian chess is another similar game

nobody wrote on 2013-03-31 UTC
from where i come from this was called rubber chess....

Ben Good wrote on 2003-02-05 UTC
the game you are referring to is bughouse; it is mentioned on this page, altho hans did not provide a link to the bughouse page. on the bughouse page, he lists numerous alternative names to bughouse, altho 'double replacement chess' is not one of them.

Capablanca wrote on 2003-02-04 UTCGood ★★★★
I was disappointed there was no mention of what I've always heard called 'double replacement chess' where there are 2 teams of 2 players. Each member of the team plays a different color and when captures are made they are handed to the teammate to place anywhere on board (no promotions). This is played with 2 boards, 2 clocks and whoever wins (checkmate or time), their team wins. Great game!

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