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    1D Chess

    1D Chess is a variant of chess that is played along a single file, on the board shown below the a-file.

    The pieces cannot move off the a-file.
    The king moves as in normal chess, 1 space at a time.
    The rook moves as in normal chess, as far as it can along the file.
    The knight jumps exactly 2 squares.
    Other rules of the game are the same - checkmate, stalemate etc.

    With best play, what is the result? What is the longest game with best play?

    To get you started, white has exactly 4 moves s/he can make from the starting position. 1.Na4, 1.Ra4, 1.Ra5, or 1.Rxa6.

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    There's an interesting analysis herre: http://chessexpress.blogspot.com/202...nal-chess.html

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    Here's a chess variant that I can solve!
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    I posted the solution here.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    ↑↑ Thanks, there are more subtleties than I thought.
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