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Back to the Specialized Area of Chess Variants
Fantasy Grand Chess
Directory
1.Initial Setup
2.Introduction and Special Rules
3.Downloading of the ZoG rule files' collection
4.Other Armies

Initial Setup
  This variant uses a board of 10*10, following is the starting position. (The board may deform when browsing with a handphone, if this happens please zoom the page out)











Introduction and Special Rules
This variant is invented by Peter S.Hatch in 2000. Following are the special rules:
  1.No En passant.
  2.Pawns can promote in the last three ranks, but must promote in the last rank.

Downloading of the ZoG rule files' collection
  Click here to download the collection. This variant is in the file Fantasy Grand Chess.zrf. You can use it after installing ZoG and unlocking it.

Other Armies
Elves
Special Rules:
  Queen moves and captures no more than two squares but is allowed to jumping over other pieces.
  Wizard moves and captures one square diagonally, if the square is empty, it can slide away like a Rook.
  Lion moves and captures like a Wizard in this army or a Rook.
  Knight moves and captures any squares in the original direction without jumping over other pieces.
  The Pawn can also move one square vertically backward or horizontally, but cannot promote
ZoG: Click "Variant" after opening Fantasy Grand Chess.zrf and you can get access to this army.
Following is the starting position:











Dwarves
Special Rules:
  Warelephant moves and captures on any same coloured square two laps around it without jumping over other pieces.
  The Guard can also move and capture one square straightly.
  Rook moves and captures in the original way, or like a Cannon, or one square diagonally forward.
  Champion moves and captures on any square two laps around it and is able to jump over other pieces.
  The Pawn can also capture one square vertically forward, can promote in the last three ranks, but must promote in the last rank.
  A Pawn can only promote to a Warelephant, a Champion or a Guard.
ZoG: Click "Variant" after opening Fantasy Grand Chess.zrf and you can get access to this army.
Following is the starting position: