Event #73 Cooperation

Martin0
Martin0
Aug 15, 2018, 12:58 PM |
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This is an event that is part of a variant called event chess. More about event chess can be read here.

Event #73 Cooperation

A piece standing orthogonal next to* an allied piece gains support from that piece.

The pieces involved can't be kings or pawns (only rooks, knights, bishops and queens).

A piece that gains support from another piece can make any move that the supporting piece could make. However it does not gain movement that the supporting piece gained from another support.

*Note: Orthogonal next to is basically king movement away, but not along diagonals. So e4 and d4 are orthogonal next to each other, but e4 and d5 are not.

Example 1:

Whites knight is standing orthogonal next to the bishop, so the knight gains support from the bishop and can move as either a bishop or knight.

Likewise, whites bishop gains support from the knight, so it can move as either a bishop or knight.

Example 2:

Just as the first example, the knight gains support from the bishop and can move as a bishop or knight.

The bishop though gains support from both a rook and a knight, so the bishop can move as either a rook, knight or bishop.

The rook gains support from the bishop and can move as either a bishop or rook.

Note that the rook and knight are not standing orthogonal next to each other, so they do not support each other. Also the rook does not gain the movement of the knight, despite the bishop being able to move as a knight since the bishop can only move that way through support.

Example 3:

Kings and pawns can not support other pieces or be supported, so the supports are the same as in the second example. Knight gains support from bishop. Bishop gainst support from knight and rook. Rook gains support from bishop.