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Bland Chess

This page contains one or more presets for playing a game online with Game Courier, an online server for playing Chess variants by correspondence.

Logs for Bland Chess.

This is a game from (zzo38) A. Black. It is the same as FIDE chess, but nothing is allowed to move/capture/check diagonally. Knights still move same as normal chess. Though a standard chess set can be used, the pre-set makes use of pieces to indicate actual movements (For example: A King stripped of its diagonal movement becomes a Wazir. A Queen becomes a Rook, a Bishop can't even move!

How each piece moves in Bland Chess:

* Pawn: It cannot capture. It can still promote to a piece that can capture, though. Promotions are to Bland Chess pieces. [Preset uses uni-directional, forward moving lance graphic]

* Knight: Same as chess.

* Bishop: The bishops cannot move at all in this game.[Pre-set uses blocks. You can capture your opponent's Bishops (blocks) but might want to keep them in the game to hinder movement.

* Rook: Same as chess.

* Queen: Same as the rook. {Preset uses a Rook]

* King: As the normal king, but it can only move orthogonally, it cannot move diagonally. [Preset uses a Wazir]

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Author: Gary K. Gifford.
Web page created: 2007-10-07. Web page last updated: 2007-10-07