Embassy Chess

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8a8 black rookb8 black knightc8 black bishopd8 black queene8 black kingf8 black empressg8 black princessh8 black bishopi8 black knightj8 black rook8
7a7 black pawnb7 black pawnc7 black pawnd7 black pawne7 black pawnf7 black pawng7 black pawnh7 black pawni7 black pawnj7 black pawn7
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2a2 white pawnb2 white pawnc2 white pawnd2 white pawne2 white pawnf2 white pawng2 white pawnh2 white pawni2 white pawnj2 white pawn2
1a1 white rookb1 white knightc1 white bishopd1 white queene1 white kingf1 white empressg1 white princessh1 white bishopi1 white knightj1 white rook1
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Embassy chess, starting position

Embassy Chess is a chess variant created in 2005 by Kevin Hill. It borrows the opening setup from Grand Chess by Christian Freeling and adapts it to the 10x8 board. Embassy chess is a non-commercial Capablanca Random Chess variant that is played on a 10x8 board with two additional pawns per side and two fairy chess pieces: the marshall and the cardinal.[1]

The castling in this chess variant is done by king moving 3 spaces in rook direction, see diagram at right. All other rules, like en passant are the same as in chess.

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8a8b8 black kingc8 black rookd8e8f8g8h8i8j88
7a7b7c7d7e7f7g7h7i7j77
6a6b6c6d6e6f6g6h6i6j66
5a5b5c5d5e5f5g5h5i5j55
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1a1b1c1d1e1f1g1 white rookh1 white kingi1j11
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Castling in Embassy chess. White castled king-side, black queen-side.

Computer implementation[edit]

Embassy chess can be played with chess engine ChessV. It is also possible to play Embassy chess in Zillions of Games using a third-party rules file, such as this one.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Embassy chess rules by Filip Rachunek.

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