4. Chess variants with modified rules


These chess variants change one of the general rules of chess, which does not fit in any other category.

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Different king


Knightmate

The knight is to be checkmated. The kings are regular, capturable pieces.

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Coregal Chess

Queens can be checkmated as well as kings.

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Dual Chess

Two kings, winning by checkmating any of them.

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Weak Dual Chess

Two kings, winning by defeating both.

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Royalty Transfer Chess

Two kings, only one is active at once.

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Different goal


Suicide Chess

Capturing is compulsory, the player who loses all pieces wins.

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Capture all!

There is no king. Players win by capturing all opposing pieces.

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Dunsany's Chess

White has lots of pawns, and Black has the usual set of pieces.

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Pawns-Only Chess

There are only pawns, and the first pawn promotion wins.

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Modified movement-rules


Cylinder Chess

The left and right sides of the board are joined, i.e. pieces can go off one side and reapper on the other.

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Bouncing Chess

The bishop and the queen bounce off from the left and the right sides of the board.

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Bouncing Chess II.

The bishop and the queen bounce off from all edges of the board.

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Berolina Chess

Pawns move diagonally and capture orthogonally forwards.

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Berolina Chess II.

Pawns move diagonally and capture orthogonally forwards or sideways.

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Multimove variants


Double-move Chess

Players move twice per turn.

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Double-move Pawn Chess

Double-move Chess with only pawns and kings.

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Monster Chess

White has only king and some pawns, but moves twice per turn.

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