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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.

Rules:
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!