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This page is written by the game's inventor, Вадря Покштя. This game is a favorite of its inventor.

Tremendous Chess

Tremendous Chess is a large chess variant invented by Vadrya Pokshtya that is played on a 16×16 chessboard with 112 pieces per player and the starting position shown above.


No pawns, no castling, no promotion zone.
The goal is to checkmate the opponent's king.



The chess pieces move and capture according to the rules of standard chess.



Tremendous Chess is played according to the rules of progressive chess, i.e. players, rather than just making one move per turn, play progressively longer series of moves. The game starts with White making one move, then Black makes two consecutive moves, White replies with three, Black makes four and so on. (The move number is equal to the number of moves in a series available to a player on that turn.) Series are continuous and there are no restrictions on individual moves in a series except for the following:


Tremendous Chess Blog, pdf with some strategy notes

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By Вадря Покштя.

Last revised by Ben Reiniger.

Web page created: 2022-12-25. Web page last updated: 2023-03-29