By Gerd P. Degens
The game is played on a classic chess board with 64 squares. The set of pieces corresponds to that of classical chess without exception. In principle, the Fide rules apply - exceptions are described below.
The special feature of the game is the so-called bull's eye. It is located in the center of the board and consists of the squares D4, D5, E4 and E5.
The pieces on the bull's eye squares have a wide range of moves, which correspond to those of the queen and the knight in combination.
Pieces in the bull's eye are handled equally without exception, i.e. the ranges/moves of pawns, rooks, knights, bishops, queens and kings are identical.
The starting setup
The game is played on a classic chessboard with 64 squares and the classic set of pieces.
With the exception of the following rules, the rules of classical chess (Fide rules) apply.
- The central element of the game is the so-called bull's eye. It consists of the squares D4, D5, E4 and E5.
- Pieces in the bull's eye are upgraded; they receive the queen/knight move options in combination (see examples below).
- Pieces in the bull's eye are handled equally; all pieces get the same move options ( queen/knight combo).
- There is no limit to how long a piece can remain in the bull's eye.
- It is not possible to move a piece from one square in the bull's eye to another square in the bull's eye (see examples).
- The above rule does not allow opposing pieces in the bull's eye to capture each other.
- Pieces in the bull's eye can be captured by pieces outside the bull's eye.
- The bull's eye can theoretically/practically be occupied by four pieces.
- If a pawn reaches rank 8 - or rank 1 - via the bull's eye, it is promoted to a piece of choice.
Examples of possible moves:
Assumption: Bull's eye is completely occupied
Assumption: D4 and D5 are occupied - D4 moves
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By Gerd P. Degens.
Last revised by Gerd Degens.
Web page created: 2023-04-12. Web page last updated: 2023-04-12