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This is a challenge game between @JunyJunebug and @Martin0. Martin0 (playing Black) is attempting to win the Championship crown from bulldog world champion JunyJunebug (playing White).
Rules of correspondence play (here) will be strictly enforced.
Game rules:Board: 10 x 8 (see image below).The pieces:Guard (G) - Moves and captures like a king.
Witch (W) - The witch is transparent to friendly pieces, and she also makes all adjacent pieces (friend and foe) transparent to friendly pieces (but pieces are not transparent for the witch). The witch does not capture other pieces, but she can be captured. Although pieces are not transparent to the witch, she is very agile; she combines the movement of queen, knight, and can jump orthogonally and diagonally two squares. Transparency of a piece means that other pieces can move, attack, and capture right through the piece.
Note the position of Black's king and queen are switched compared to classical chess. This is so the guard and witch are equal distance to each player's king and queen.
Castling:The rules of castling are similar as in classical chess, however, with the board 10 squares wide, the king travels three squares rather than two. The rook finishes adjacent to the king. All squares between the king and the involved rook must be unoccupied, with the exception of the witch (a witch is transparent to pieces in her own army so castling across the witch is allowed).
Misc: Pawns play the same as in classical chess. Pawns can promote to queen, rook, bishop, knight in addition to guard and witch. Promotions are unlimited (not restricted to pieces that have been captured).
Other rules of this game are identical with rules of classical chess.
Good luck to both players! JunyJunebug plays White.
hi and good luck!
good luck JJ and Martin
cheer to JJB
I also favor JJB. another good luck
@vickalan, a question about castling:
"All squares between the king and the involved rook must be unoccupied, with the exception of the witch (a witch is transparent to pieces in her own army so castling across the witch is allowed)."
Shouldn't this rule include all transparent pieces and not just the witch? Meaning I could castle over a piece standing adjacent to my witch?
Very logical to my opinion!
Wouldn’t that end up in the room or king on top of their own piece?
Transparency never means that you can end on the same square.
example when it would be possible:
Here white should be able to castle long since the queen is Transparent. Neither the king or rook end up on the same squares as the transparent piece.
I really hate to change rules after a game has started, so for this game castling across transparent pieces is not allowed (except the witch herself as in the rules).
But you guys have a good point. I don't think it's a drastic change in rules, but it helps maintain the principles of how the witch affects other pieces. Good thinking. I'll add it specifically in the rules for future games (but for clarity, it's not in this game).
I would see it as clarifications of the rules rather than a rule change.
"Transparency of a piece means that other pieces can move, attack, and capture right through the piece."
I consider castling a move, so I would argue it was already a rule.
That's a fair argument. The counter-argument is that the rule was already clarified "with the exception of the witch", and not listing other situations.
Also, your last move brings you one step closer to making such a maneuver, even after I (acting as a moderator) already made a ruling. So in fairness to the game, it needs to stand as not allowed.
I do appreciate your asking for clarification, and also bringing up the matter.