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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, M Winther.

External Link: Alternative Chess

In Alternative Chess the rules are the same as in orthodox chess, except that one (or two) extra piece per player is placed in the reserve. Standard chess is included as an option, thereby maintaining the historical connection. In a tournament, by way of the initial voting procedure, players can decide to play a traditional game.

If players have elected to include external pieces, they may either move a piece or pawn, or drop the extra piece from the reserve. Pieces may only be dropped on a friendly pawn on the second rank. The removed friendly pawn must immediately be relocated two squares ahead of the dropped piece. This position, and the position in between, must be empty. If not, the piece cannot be dropped on the friendly pawn.

A Zillions program and more information is here.

Broken Link: Search for http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/alternativechess.htm on Archive.org


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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2007-04-18. Web page last updated: 2007-04-18