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Poison Pawn Chess

This game was invented by Samay Raina in the following Youtube video:

@Samay Raina​ invented a new type of chess


Same as Chess.


All pieces move like in FIDE chess, except that when the game starts each player secretly chooses one of his own pawns to be a poisoned pawn. The pawns that start on files D and E cannot be poisoned. Once a poisoned pawn promotes, that piece is no longer poisoned.


FIDE Chess rules apply, but with the following winning conditions added:

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Author: calebmcc111. Inventor: Samay Raina.

Last revised by Fergus Duniho.

Web page created: 2020-11-28. Web page last updated: 2021-02-25