Gothic Chess

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Gothic Chess, starting position

Gothic Chess is a chess variant derived from Capablanca Chess by Ed Trice. It was patented in 2002, but the patent expired in 2006.[1][2][3]

It is played on the same 10×8 board and additional pieces as in Capablanca Chess. The only difference is the starting position, which is shown right.

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In 2004, Trice organized the Gothic Chess Computer World Championship, which was won by his own Gothic Vortex computer program.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chessvariants.org page on Gothic Chess retrieved August 11, 2009
  2. ^ United States Patent 6,481,716 Method of playing a variant of chess
  3. ^ Notice of Expiration of Patents Due to Failure to Pay Maintenance Fee Patent 6,481,716 expired on November 19, 2006
  4. ^ Trice E (Dec 2004). "The 2004 Gothic Chess Computer World Championship". ICGA Journal 27 (4): 249–254. 

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