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Capture-the-King. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joe Joyce wrote on 2010-04-23 UTC
I was somewhat reluctant to post this variant, because it is so simple that it's hard to believe no one else has done this. However, I didn't find this game onsite after an admittedly brief check. So, unless someone can demonstrate precedence, Mr. Gardiner claims this modest variant. And before anyone says this is too modest a variant, I would like to point out that this is one of the very few 'variants' a large number of chessplayers would actually play. Grin, so he's ahead of most of us right there!

Jeremy Gardiner wrote on 2010-04-24 UTC
The idea for this variant came from attempting to solve a problem in Mirror
Chess by allowing the King to move into check.

http://www.chessvariants.org/other.dir/mirror.html

The concept of 'check' being so fundamental to modern chess, it is
interesting to see that in fact, we can do perfectly well without it...

Anonymous wrote on 2010-04-25 UTC
You technicaly made stalemate win, expect for game, where all pieces can be blocked at the same time. By the way, what about these games? I think, it's logical to make these situations draw. (these are mostly games with static king or king, wich can move only by swapping position with friendly piece)

Jeremy Gardiner wrote on 2011-12-29 UTC
Also see here: http://www.chess.com/groups/view/capture-the-king

And here's a new rule:

After one side captures the opposing king, if the other side can immediately also capture the opposing king, then the game is a draw.

Example:

e2-e4 e7-e5
f2-f4  f7-f5
d1-h5 d8-h4
h5xe8 h4xe1 draw!

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