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Torus Chess on a Standard Board. Torus Chess on a standard board with a unique setup. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Garth Wallace wrote on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 11:46 PM UTC:
One way of making a toroidal chess playable (or a horizontal cylindrical chess, for that matter) would be to restrict passage across the border between the 1st and 8th ranks so each player's pieces could only cross in one direction (the 8-to-1 direction for white, 1-to-8 for black). That way the armies can begin in the standard array without starting in check.

Rodrigo Zanotelli wrote on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 07:08 PM UTC:
People say normal torus dont work, because of the setup position.

But on usual chess, the enemy piece is as far as possible from you. This not happen on normal chess setup with torus rules.
An solution would be to have white on usual places, and black on 6 and 5 instead of 7 and 8. With this you would follow more the spirit of chess

But then you would have an new problem, you have pawns that are some sort of wall, but on this variant you have this sort of wall on just one side.

David Paulowich wrote on Tue, Nov 24, 2009 08:21 PM UTC:

Game Filter: Torus* and Age Filter: Anytime and Status Filter: Any Games on the Game Courier Game Logs page will display some games of Torus Standard and Torus Chess that have been played here.

Tania wrote on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 04:40 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Are there any known sites for cylindrical or torus games. Does anybody have any collection of games of either? Is it possible to play e mail torus or cylindrical? Has anybody tried torus shogi? Anybody out there?

Jianying Ji wrote on Sun, Mar 13, 2005 08:21 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
amazing! just saw this, seems an elegant solution fora variant on a torus. Gilman's comment is also out standing, and I wonder if there is more info on that variant as well.

Charles Gilman wrote on Sat, Oct 16, 2004 07:02 AM UTC:
I have seen a version where each army occupies three ranks in the pattern:
with an empty rank between them on each side. Only Pawns start en prise,
at most only twice, and they are all protected at least twice. Does anyone
know any more details of that version e.g. promotion rules?

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