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Limiting Chess

Year back on Chess variants pages has appeared the David Moeser's game Do-or-die Chess.

David Moeser wrote: "A regular chess board can be used by covering over three ranks, or by more dramatic expedients such as sawing off three ranks or cutting out three ranks from the middle and taping or pasting the board back together".

I have thought: whether saw off half of board?

In a result even more limiting compressed board and little bit strange game has arisen.


Objective - capture all opponent's pieces.


All rules as in orthodox chess game with the following changes:


Probably, it will be amusing for children.

Written by Sergey Sirotkin. Web page posted by David Howe.
WWW page created: 20 Jul 2000. Last modified on: 20 Jul 2000.