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The Chess Variant Pages

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

External Link: Pitcher Chess

The pawns are called "Pitchers". They function like regular pawns with the exception of the following. When a Pitcher moves one step, any man standing behind it is catapulted to the square in front of the Pitcher, provided that the square is not occupied by a friendly piece. If an enemy piece is positioned here it will be captured. An enemy pawn cannot be catapulted to the first rank. A friendly pawn catapulted to the last rank is promoted to queen only. Otherwise this variant functions like regular chess.

A Zillions program and more information is here.

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This 'user submitted' page is a collaboration between the posting user and the Chess Variant Pages. Registered contributors to the Chess Variant Pages have the ability to post their own works, subject to review and editing by the Chess Variant Pages Editorial Staff.

By M Winther.
Web page created: 2008-03-27. Web page last updated: 2008-03-27