So recently I've learned about fairy chess and I've decided to write a puzzle based around the topic. Today's variation features a chess board which is missing eight squares (A1, A8, C3, C6, F3, F6, H1, and H8). The black squares are missing and thus pieces cannot move to these squares.
The pawns are all advanced in nature:
- The pawns on A7 and H2 must make opening movements like a knight piece (and they must be moved at least once in the game).
- If either side fails to move A7 or H2 at least once, the side that fails to do so loses regardless of checkmate.
- If both sides forget to move A7 or H2 the match is a draw.
- All pawns move like a traditional king piece (one square in any direction).
- They can only capture on a forward diagonal square.
- En passant is not a valid capture.
The king piece is quite dysfunctional in nature as his drunken state gets the best of him. The basic rules are pretty straight forward:
- The king must be moved every second turn.
- The king cannot put itself in check.
- The king cannot check the other king.
- The king cannot be used in checkmate.
However, as I mentioned; the king is quite dysfunctional and every third movement of the king will sequentially change the way it moves (starting with it's next movement).
- Bishop (Diagonal from left to right only.)
- Knight (Horizontal only.)
- Rook (Vertical only.)
- Pawn (Normal behavior.)
- Queen (Diagonal from right to left and horizontal only.)