# The Knight Checker or Football Chess

Both Players uses 8 Knights on this chessboard game : The Knight Checker. All pieces starts in Rank 1 relative to players. White to move first. The Knight pieces makes regular moves as in a chess game rule. They can capture or tackle opponent piece and moves in any direction. To win one knight of any player must touchdown or move to Rank 8 first (or capture on rank first) without being captured by opposing knight. Also to win by capturing all opponents pieces.

Is it possible that a games ends in a draw? That is , Black or White can not force a win.

• Do you know the answer to this question? Commented Aug 11, 2018 at 14:33
• I'll play it some more with my neighbor maybe there is a draw. We use all pawns for the knights since we don't have 4 chess sets.
– TSLF
Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 11:38
• It seems like the sort of thing where either there's some fairly simple observation that solves it or the only way to solve it is some kind of exhaustive search taking millennia of computer time. Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 11:59
• maybe when 2 computers play this game they end with a draw on game 1
– TSLF
Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 13:31
• Assuming an end game situation where the a white knight (vs 3 pieces) try to touchdown,but prevented to by 3 black knights thus ends in repeating moves where that is considered a draw. Now I wonder if that is the only possible situation.
– TSLF
Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 17:39