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


By Gerd P. Degens


For the game each player needs 11 queens, 4 bishops, 4 rooks, 4 knights, 1 king and 12 pawns.

Only the king moves by default, the other pieces get changed moves.

The game is played on a 12 x 12 board. The FIDE rules apply - with the following exceptions.



Castling now takes place between king and queen.

The promotion of the pawn on the opponent's baseline takes place unchanged.

Only the king moves as usual, for the other pieces the following applies:

Queen (5 step queen):

Bishop (4 step bishop):

Rook (4 step rook):

Knight (Doubleknight):

Pawn (enhanced queens pawn):




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files=12 ranks=12 promoZone=1 promoChoice=NBRQ graphicsDir=/graphics.dir/alfaeriePNG/ squareSize=50 graphicsType=png symmetry=none enhanced queens pawn:P:fmW3fmnDfceFscWbcF:pawn:a3,b3,c3,d3,e3,f3,g3,h3,i3,j3,k3,l3,,a10,b10,c10,d10,e10,f10,g10,h10,i10,j10,k10,l10 Doubleknight:N:N2:knight:b2,e2,h2,k2,,b11,e11,h11,k11 4-step-bishop:B:B4:bishop:c2,f2,g2,j2,,c11,f11,g11,j11 4-step-rook:R:R4:rook:a2,d2,i2,l2,,a11,d11,i11,l11 5-step-queen:Q:Q5:queen:a1,b1,c1,d1,e1,f1,h1,i1,j1,k1,l1,,a12,b12,c12,d12,e12,g12,h12,i12,j12,k12,l12 king:K:KisO4:king:g1,,f12

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By Gerd P. Degens.

Last revised by Gerd Degens.

Web page created: 2023-11-01. Web page last updated: 2023-11-01