Check out Chess with Different Armies, our featured variant for July, 2024.

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

Transformer (conquer style)

By Gerd P. Degens

 

Transformer (pawns) reinforce the game by transforming themselves into powerful pieces according to the player's ideas. Captured pieces remain on the board (see below).

Setup

Pieces

Standard figure set. Details in the rule section.

Rules

Except for the following changes, the Fide rules apply.

Transformer (pawn) promotion is fundamental to the game. 
There is no capturing en passant and no castling.
Bare king loses.
Stalemate is a win.

Transformer (pawn)

The transformer jumps one square towards its own baseline and transforms either or into knight, bishop, rook and queen.


 

Knight (double knight)

The knight may move to one of the squares nearest to that on which it stands but not on the same rank, file or diagonal. With the double knight, the move options are doubled. This means that the knight can leap directly to a space two knight leaps away.
Additional fields can be reached - see graphic.


 

Bishop ('Transformer')

The bishop may move to 4 squares along a diagonal on which it stands. The bishop can jump over pieces.
Additional fields can be reached - see graphic.


 

Rook ('Transformer')

The rook may move to 4 squares along the file or the rank on which it stands. The rook can jump over pieces.


 

Queen ('Transformer')

The queen may move to 2 squares along the file, the rank or a diagonal on which it stands. The queen can jump over pieces.


 

King

The king can move to an adjoining square and capture opposing pieces there.


Conquer mechanism

 


Example: White moves Nf4 Nd5

Before


After

Notes

 

Play it !
satellite=conquer files=9 ranks=9 maxPromote=1 promoZone=9 promoChoice=NBRQ graphicsDir=/graphics.dir/alfaeriePNG/ squareSize=50 graphicsType=png symmetry=none stalemate=win baring=0 pawn:P:bmD:pawn:a3,b3,c3,d3,e3,f3,g3,h3,i3,,a7,b7,c7,d7,e7,f7,g7,h7,i7 knight:N:FNDY:knight:b2,h2,,b8,h8 bishop:B:WFAGAY:bishop:c2,g2,,c8,g8 rook:R:WDHWX:rook:a2,d2,f2,i2,,a8,d8,f8,i8 queen:Q:WFDA:queen:e2,,e8 king:K:K:king:e1,,e9


Transformer (conquer style) on Game Courier



This 'user submitted' page is a collaboration between the posting user and the Chess Variant Pages. Registered contributors to the Chess Variant Pages have the ability to post their own works, subject to review and editing by the Chess Variant Pages Editorial Staff.


By Gerd P. Degens.

Last revised by Gerd Degens.


Web page created: 2024-02-24. Web page last updated: 2024-02-29