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External Link: Matron Chess

In Matron Chess a queen (also called Matron) may not capture a queen if the latter is guarded (visually guarded is enough). In all other respects it's the same as orthochess. In Matron Chess the queens cannot be exchanged directly, but only indirectly. As a result games become more aggressive and less drawish. Note that the queen counts as guarded even if the guarding piece is pinned (this simplifies matters). The Matron queen has great attacking potential.

You can also download a Zillions implementation here.

See also my Game Courier presets.

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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2008-01-17. Web page last updated: 2008-01-17