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The Chess Variant Pages

Take-All Chess and Progressive Take-All Chess

Take-All Chess is a very natural variant. It can be easily described as Checkers played with the Chessmen (thus, it may be thought as a Checkers Variant as well!).


The rules of normal chess apply, with the following exceptions:


Sample Games Progressive Take-All Chess

Sala-Brusca (Aise Championship VIII)
1. Nf3
2. d5 Bg4
3. Ng5 N:f7 N:d8
4. K:d8 B:e2 B:d1 B:c2
5. Ba6 B:b7 B:a8 Na3 N:c2
6. c5 c4 c3 c:b2 b:c1Q Q:a1
7. N:a1 Kd1 Re1 R:e7 R:g7 R:h7 R:h8
8. B:g7 B:h8 B:a1 Bd4 B:f2 Bg3 B:h2 Bg3
9. Resigns (0-1)

Scovero-Buccoliero (AISE Championship IX)
1. c3
2. c5 Nc6
3. a4 a5 a6
4. Qa5 Q:a1 b5 c4
5. Qb3 Q:b5 Q:c6 Q:c8 Q:a8
6. Q:b1 Q:c1 Q:e1 Q:f1 Q:g2 Q:a8
7. h4 Rh3 Rd3 R:d7 R:a7 R:a8 e4
8. f5 f:e4 e3 e:f2 f:g1Q Qa7 Q:a8 Q:a6
9. d4 d5 d6 d:e7 e:f8Q Q:g7 Q:h8 Qf6 Q:a6
10. Kd7 Kc7 Kb7 K:a6 Kb5 Kb4 K:c3 K:b2 Nf6 h5 draw.

Text by Andrea Mori (email removed contact us for address) and Alessandro Castelli (email removed contact us for address), with small modifications by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: February 23, 1996. Last modified: April 8, 1998.