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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, George Duke.

Falcon Chess 100

By George William Duke


Falcon Chess 100 is a variant of Falcon Chess played on a larger board with some different rules for the Pawns. Other than the Pawns and the board, all of the usual rules of Falcon Chess (which are for the most part identical to those of FIDE Chess, although castling and promotion differ) apply.

Board and Setup

The Falcon Chess 100 board is the result of taking an 8 x 10 board, and adding five squares around each corner. The Falcon Chess pieces occupy the unchanged center of the board (1-8 x a-j) in their usual array, except that the Falcons and Bishops have been switched. It is perfectly acceptable to play Falcon Chess 100 with the original Falcon Chess piece ordering, of course.

  +---+---+---+                       +---+---+---+
9 |   |:::|   |                       |:::|   |:::|
8 |:::| r |:n:| f |:b:| q |:k:| b |:f:| n |:r:|   |
7 |   |:p:| p |:p:| p |:p:| p |:p:| p |:p:| p |:::|
6     |   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|
5     |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |
4     |   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|
3     |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |:::|   |
2 |:::| P |:P:| P |:P:| P |:P:| P |:P:| P |:P:|   |
1 |   |:R:| N |:F:| B |:Q:| K |:B:| F |:N:| R |:::|
0 |:::|   |:::|                       |   |:::|   |
  +---+---+---+                       +---+---+---+

    x   a   b   c   d   e   f   g   h   i   j   y
  • Pawns (P): a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 i2 j2
  • Knights (N): b1 i1
  • Bishops (B): d1 g1
  • Rooks (R): a1 j1
  • Falcons (F): c1 h1
  • Queen (Q): e1
  • King (K): f1
  • Pawns (p): a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 j7 i7
  • Knights (n): b8 i8
  • Bishops (b): d8 g8
  • Rooks (r): a8 j8
  • Falcons (f): c8 h8
  • Queen (q): e8
  • King (k): f8

The Moves of the Pieces


Falcon Chess 100 was originally designed for the 100 Square Design Contest, but not entered. Falcon Chess 100 is a minor variation of Falcon Chess and is thus protected by U.S. Patent No. 5690334

Written by George William Duke. HTML conversion by Peter Aronson.
WWW page created: June 18th, 2003.