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Knight Relay Chess

Read our article about Knight Relay Chess.

Also known as N-Relay Chess, this interesting chess variant was invented by Mannis Charosh around 1972.
The standard Chess rules are used in this game, with the following important exceptions:
  • Any piece (except a king or a knight) which is guarded by a knight of the same colour can add knight moves to its own moving abilities. This extra feature is in effect as long as the piece is guarded by a knight. The following picture shows all possible moves of the E2 pawn, which is guarded by the G1 knight in the start position:

  • A pawn powered by the previous point does not extend its moving options to the 1st or 8th row. For example, a pawn on C6 which is guarded by a knight on E7, cannot jump to B8 or D8.
  • If a pawn moves back to its initial row, it can do the two-step standard move again.
  • Knights cannot capture enemy pieces and cannot be captured by them. It also means that a knight cannot give a check or a checkmate. This rule applies to the promoted knights as well.
  • There is no en passant capture.

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See also: Chess, Chinese Chess, Japanese Chess, Corner Chess, Fortress Chess, Horde Chess, Loop Chess, Anti Chess, Extinction Chess, Maharajah Chess, Three Checks Chess, Dark Chess, Atomic Chess, Janus Chess, Embassy Chess, Screen Chess, Crazy Screen Chess, Cylinder Chess, Amazon Chess, Berolina Chess, Fischer Random Chess, Legan Chess, Knight Relay Chess, Grand Chess, Capablanca Random Chess, Los Alamos Chess, Ambiguous Chess, Minishogi, Dice Chess, Recycle Chess, Ice Age Chess, Behemoth Chess, Cheshire Cat Chess, Knightmate Chess, Racing Kings, Dice Chess 10x10, Massacre Chess
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