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That's what the rules are for! lol
Basically, when you capture one of your opponent's pieces, it becomes yours and when it's your turn, instead of moving a piece you may place one of these pieces on any empty square. Other than that, just like chess! :-)
Fencer, I've always won when playing white, but right now I'm about to lose! The player kept shuffling the back pieces forward, so I never had a place to take a black piece without losing one of my own.
The end result, I have 2(?) pieces left, they have half a dozen pawns and a queen! Eek!! I'll let you know the outcome! But I'm not too confident about this game!!
I have become aware of black's big advantage in this, and have been told that it will be changed. I think that even if you eliminate pawn promotions, there are still really no pieces white can take unless black gives them to white. The idea of having 2 Majarajah's for white wouldn't make a big difference either. Even if both had to be taken for the game to end, black could still force 2 extra queens (if white sacraficed one of their pieces).
I thought it might be a better idea to simply elimiate both of black's rooks. Even then i think black would have an advantage, but it wouldn't be near as big.
I also thought maybe giving white the row of pawns in addition to the maharajah (white has only the maharajah in the back row) it could be more fair.
where on the site are the ratings for example:
for playing a non rating player to a rating one for lost or win?.....in loop for instance!.I have notice when a non rating player wins he gets high score....but when a rating player wins a match against a low rank he/she loses just as much...
i guess I dont make myself clear on things sorry...just wondering how the rate goes for non players when a rated one wins or when a rated one loses to a non rated player?...after 4 games is completed......and thanx for fixing the *bug* oh and have to comment you on a wonderful site filip....its awesome!!!! and I would imagine many would say the same.....
I'd just like to give a public CONGRATULATIONS to rabbitoid, possibly the first player here to win Maharajah playing WHITE?
And yes, it was me he beat!! Nice one rabbitoid, I didn't think it could be done but you proved me wrong!!!
Ha ha ha, point taken, I'm a really crap chess player!! LOL!!! But even a crap chess player needs a damn good player to lose when playing black in Maharajah!! But hey, no matter how bad I am, you've proved it can be done!!
Anti Chess This rules of this game are the same as for normal Chess (starting position and piece movement) with the following differences:
-There is no check or checkmate.
-Who loses all pieces including the king or cannot make a legal move, wins the game. -Capturing of the opponent's pieces is mandatory. The player can make a move only with a piece that can capture an opponent's piece, and he/she must capture this piece. Only if the player cannot capture any opponent piece, he/she can make a move with any piece.
But I have an idea to make this game more evenly balanced. When white takes a piece, allow him/her to place that piece back on the board anywhere as a white piece instead of a black piece. Perhaps it could be offered as a different variation altogether, like Loop Maharajah Chess. Then again, the designer of this site maybe a bit busy right now to do such a thing, or it just not might be that great of an idea. Regardless, I do enjoy this site and am grateful to have an opportunity to voice an opinion. Take care.
I have played this games on other sites, and always been awarded a draw when playing black, and all my pawns blocked from moving.
However, I was shocked that the rules on this site state a loss for this situation. This is what happened in my game against Swoosh, and it cost me my number 1 ranking!
I propose that the rules be changed so that it is a DRAW if black still has one or more pawns left and cannot move.
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