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Wellisch's Hexagonal Chess
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Sigmund Wellisch, 1912. Three-handed
hexagonal chess. This was among the first of the successful
three-handed chess variants.
Whoever captures the first king
commands that army. Afterward,
the game is won and lost normally.
I made all pawns promote to queens.
Sigmund Wellisch, 1912.
Instead of the capturer of the first
king acquiring the defeated army, I implemented the simpler
rule that this player wins and a draw is counted for the
player who was not checkmated.
I also had all pawns promote to queens, though Wellish allowed
only promotions to a previously captured piece.