Chess - is it a purely logical game?
Some people complain that chess is not a 'pure' game, as it contains too many artifical rules, namely: castling, pawns initially moving two spaces, en passant captures, pawn promotion and the stalemate draw.
Well... with those folk in mind, I have created a playable chess variant which is completely pure, and I'm calling it............... 'Logic Chess'.
It is played on a standard chess board with standard pieces and straight-forward rules, so complaining will no longer be necessary.
Rules of the game:
Pawns move the same as in standard chess, but only one square at a time - this eliminates en passant captures. Also, pawns reaching the 8th rank will not be promoted.
Knights, Bishops, Rooks and Queens all move as in standard chess.
Kings move the same as in standard chess, but it is legal for them to enter or remain in check. There is no castling rule.
Each player takes it in turn to make a move and each player must move when it is their turn to do so. White always moves first, the same as in standard chess. There is no stalemate rule.
The game is over when:
1. A player captures their opponent's King.
2. A player successfully forces a pawn to the opponent's side of the board - i.e. - the 8th rank.
3. One player loses on time, the same as in standard chess.
4. Both players agree to a draw.
5. Both players only have a King remaining on the board and no other pieces - a draw.
And finally, here is the starting position of the game: