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Recycle Chess

I would like to introduce a new chess variant. I haven't named to so far. I am thinking about recycle chess.

The game is like one-board bughouse. I invented it during blitz game. I castled by taking my king, knocking over my rook with the king. My opponent asked me if I captured my own rook. I toll my rook and said Yes! I can drop it later on in the game (as in bughouse). And so the game went on. We captured pieces and placed them somewhere else. At the end I lost my first game of that kind. I played it many more times. Bughouse players like the game. The rules are easy to sum up:

  1. All rules of the FIDE chess apply except for the following rules:
  2. Players can capture own pieces in the same way they capture opponent's pieces.
  3. Instead of a move, players can drop their own captured pieces on any empty squares. (even with check and mate) Pawns cannot be dropped on the 1st or 8th rank
  4. When a pawn reaches the 8th(1st) rank, it will get removed from the board. It will NOT be replaced by another piece. It does not promote.

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