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Camel Decimal Chess

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This is the Game Courier Preset for Camel Decimal Chess, a game proposed by Jean-Louis Cazaux (2023) significantly inspired by Nuno Cruz's and Léopold Devingt's camel-based chess variants.

Play Camel Decimal Chess


King, Queen, Rook, Bishop, Knight, Pawn move and capture as in standard chess. The Camel leaps to a square at the opposite corner of a 2x4 rectangle (the White Camel starting on a1 may leap to b4 on its first move). Like the Bishop, the Camel is colorbound, so it can only reach half of the squares on the board.


All classical chess rules apply here. This includes castling, Pawn's en passant capture, Pawn's initial double step, Pawn's promotion on the last rank at the opposed side of the board (rank 10 for White, rank 1 for Black). The only difference is that the Pawn may promote to a choice of pieces (of the opposing color) that includes Camel now.

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By Jean-Louis Cazaux.

Last revised by Jean-Louis Cazaux.

Web page created: 2023-11-16. Web page last updated: 2023-11-16