Check out Alice Chess, our featured variant for June, 2024.

This page is written by the game's inventor, Gerd Degens.



Borderline: A minimalistic version with a 7x7 board, no pawns, with only one king to capture, capturing pieces is omitted.

A version for a quick game - uncomplicated and yet strategically challenging!



The king starts in the center of the board. The pieces of the two opponents line up on their baseline. Rank 4 is the borderline.








Play it !

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By Gerd P. Degens.

Last revised by Gerd Degens.

Web page created: 2022-10-18. Web page last updated: 2023-02-06