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FM_Bill
17-04-2008, 07:28 PM
Sunday May 20

There is a Medieval day at the Victoria State Library

10am–4pm: Medieval chess tournament (Chess Room)
Learn the rules of medieval chess, then try your luck in the tournament.

Rules of Medieval chess:
Rook, knight and king move as normal.
Queens move one square diagonally.
Bishops (elephants) move 2 squares diagonally (ignoring any
intervening piece.)
No double pawn move or en passant capture.
Pawns must promote to a queen.
No castling.
Checkmate wins as normal.
Stalemate is a win.
Baring the king is a king unless that player can bare your king in
one move.
If both kings are bared then it is a draw.

Intuition
18-04-2008, 11:39 AM
the chess room at the state library is one of the best in the world, i would encourage anyone who ever finds themselves in melbourne to go and check it out

Desmond
18-04-2008, 04:07 PM
Does "baring the king" mean that the king is the last remaining piece?

Bas
18-04-2008, 04:43 PM
[QUOTE=FM_Bill]Sunday May 20

There is a Medieval day at the Victoria State Library

10am–4pm: Medieval chess tournament (Chess Room)
Learn the rules of medieval chess, then try your luck in the tournament.


Bill, you quoted the wrong date. It is being held this coming Sunday, 20th of April. See also http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/programs/exhibitions/kmg/2008/medieval_imagination/events/index.html for heaps of other interesting other activities.
I will be going!

FM_Bill
31-05-2008, 05:43 PM
It was a good day.

Hundreds of people passed through the chess room.