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Journalist's Chess

Based on idea of symmetric version of Black Ghost game.




Journalist (J): Starts in two places at once. Moves to any vacant position. Once it moves initially, it is now in only one place on the board, not in two places at once. If captured while in two places at once, both are captured. Pawn can promote to journalist only if you have no more journalist on your board.


Journalist is always get on everybody's way.

It has some similar to Pole Chess although the journalist can be captured and it is initially in the way. Promotion into a journalist is also allowed, unlike Pole Chess.

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By (zzo38) A. Black.
Web page created: 2012-11-27. Web page last updated: 2012-11-27