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Bland Chess


It is the same as FIDE chess, but nothing is allowed to move/capture/check diagonally. Knights still move same as normal chess.

I wrote a list of how each piece moves in Bland Chess:


This is based on an idea which is mostly from my brother, the name "Bland Chess" is also from my brother, I just cleaned it up a bit. He also suggested "Sharp Chess" where only diagonal moves are allowed, no orthogonal moves, but I didn't submit that one because I realized right away that it wouldn't work.

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By (zzo38) A. Black.
Web page created: 2007-10-05. Web page last updated: 2007-10-05