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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Adrian Alvarez de la Campa.

Swapmate Chess

Played like standard Chess, except that pieces have swap 'mates', which they can swap places with.


In addition to FIDE rules:

In addition to their normal moves, pieces can switch places with certain other pieces of the same side. Rooks can swap places with Bishops, Queens with Knights, and Kings with Pawns.

The King cannot swap if he is in check. A Pawn switching places with the King on the eighth rank promotes. A Pawn may be swapped onto the first rank and regains its double move on the second rank.


See also: Switching Chess.

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By Adrian Alvarez de la Campa.
Web page created: 2006-03-12. Web page last updated: 2006-03-12