The beast lives

Capture Chess
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under Capture Chess rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. h3 a6
Clock started on 11/18/2016
2. b4 h6 3. g3 g5 4. f4 gxf4 5. gxf4 b5 6. Bg2 c6 7. Bxc6 Nxc6 8. Rh2 Nxb4 9. h4 Nxc2 10. Qxc2 Qc7 11. Qxc7 d6 12. Qxc8 Rxc8 13. Nc3 Rxc3 14. dxc3 h5 15. a3 Nf6 16. e3 a5 17. Bb2 Rg8 18. Kf2 Rxg1 19. Kxg1 a4 20. c4 bxc4 21. Bxf6 exf6 22. Kg2 Bg7 23. Rc1 d5 24. Rxc4 dxc4 25. Kg3 f5 26. Re2 Ke7 27. e4 fxe4 28. Rxe4 c3 29. Rxe7 c2 30. Rxf7 Bb2 31. Rh7 Bxa3 32. Rxh5 Bb2 33. Kg4 a3 34. Kg5 a2 35. Rh6 a1=Q 36. f5 Bc1 37. f6 Qxf6 38. Rxf6 Bxg5 39. hxg5 c1=N 40. g6 Nd3 41. g7 Ne5 42. g8=Q Nd3 43. Qf8 Ne5 44. Rf7 Nxf7 45. Qxf7
White win

(Under Construction)

You must capture if you can and you win by capturing all opponent pieces.


1. Game Rules

The game is played using standard chess pieces and standard chess initial setup. All chess rules are in place, with two exceptions:

  • if you can capture, you must capture (like in checkers)
  • the king is treated as any other piece

In case you have many captures available, you are free to pick which one to make.

As king is normal piece, there are no checks or mates. There is also no castling. And you may promote to the king if you like.

The side which captures all opponent pieces - wins the game.

If a player can't move (for example has a blocked pawn only) - what some call stalemate, the game is won by the player who has more material. More material means greater number of pieces, whatever their value is.

If you played SuicideChess - the rules are exactly the same, just the result of the game is reversed.


2. Tips & Tricks

Similarity to SuicideChess may be misleading - as the purpose of the game is reversed, completely different strategy must be applied! At the same time - all forced lines are calculated in the same way.

True tips&tricks still to be written.


3. Example games

Not yet availeble. Could you suggest some?

Here is The first (testing) capture chess tournament


4. Additional info

Links to external sites and other resources welcome

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