View Full Version : Variant Chess: King race

Trent Parker
19-08-2006, 02:57 PM
I want to challenge someone to this variant of chess.

The Object of the game is to get your king to the 8th rank.

King cannot walk into check and no piece can give check.

I'll start with 1.e4

Kevin Bonham
20-08-2006, 09:12 PM
I used to play a similar variant which I called "rugby chess". My rules were exactly the same as normal chess except:

* First player to legally (ie not into check) move king to 8th rank wins.
* No 50-move rule.
* Checkmate is a draw.

The etiquette of rugby chess demanded the winner to deliver a loud and somewhat sport-confused yell of "TOUCHDOWN!" (This well before the days of Australian Idol lamers, of course.)

Sorry I'm too busy for a game right now!