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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Sergey Sirotkin.

Rank-behind-Rank Chess

By Sergey Sirotkin


Rank-behind-Rank Chess is a variant of orthodox chess played on a board of twelve ranks by six files, with 30 pieces on a side, including two Kings per player. The goal is to capture or mate both opposing Kings.

Board and Setup

Rank-behind-Rank Chess initial setup.


The game is conducted by rules of International Chess with the following changes:

The game is won by checkmating a player's last King.

Zillions of Games

There is an implementation of Rank-behind-Rank Chess for Zillions of games. You can download it here:

Written by Sergey Sirotkin. HTML Conversion by Peter Aronson.
WWW page created: May 21st, 2001.