Bulldog Chess with Witch (Critica7 - vickalan)

vickalan

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Bulldog Chess with Witch game between Critica7 and vickalan.

Game rules:
Board: 10 x 8 (see image below).
The pieces:
Guard (G) - Moves and captures like a king.

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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.

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Board Setup:

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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 and pieces made transparent by the witch.

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.

Critica7 plays White. Good luck!happy.png

Critica7

1. f4

vickalan

I don't think I've played this opening before for bulldog, so I'll try something new. In normal chess I think it leads to the classical open games:

1...f5

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Critica7

2. Ng3

Critica7

Also, your King and Queen are on the wrong sides of the board.

vickalan

That's the normal starting position for bulldog chess. The main reason is because since the witch has special powers, both players have the witch the same distance to the queen and other critical pieces. (btw, this makes 180 degree symmetry. If you rotate the board 1/2 turn it comes back to the same position. Normal chess has reflection symmetry. Both are considered "fair" setups).
My move:

2...e6

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Critica7

3. Bd4

vickalan

3...i6

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Critica7

4: Nd3

vickalan

4...Bh4

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Critica7

5. Bb3

vickalan

5...Bxg3

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Critica7

6. hxg3

vickalan

6...Ng6

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Critica7

7. Qf2

vickalan

7...d6

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Critica7

8. 0-0-0

vickalan

Sorry for my delay. I hope to play one move in all my games today.happy.png

8...b6

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Critica7

9. Wc3

HorribleTomato

Finally one player used their witch!