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Shafran's Hexagonal Chess

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After some crazy thoughts, I created two variants of the game :

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Capablanca Shafran's Chess:

All rules are as in Shafran's chess, scaled up to fit the larger board. That is, pawns can step all the way to the center of the file (that is 4 cells for the three center pawns and 2 for the Rooks pawns.) Castling is done by moving the King two, three or four hexes towards the Rook, and the Rook lands on the square the King passed.

Nothing is mentioned about Pawn promotion, but i would assume it's on the end of the file. You can apply the promotion rules of Grand Chess here.

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Querquisite Shafran's Chess:

Refer to Querquisite Chess, for the rules.

They apply similarly here.

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Thanks for reading.


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Author: Abdul-Rahman Sibahi. Inventor: Isaak Grigorevich Shafran.
Web page created: 2007-07-03. Web page last updated: 2007-07-03