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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 6/13/2017
2. f3 h6 3. a3 b6 4. b4 c5 5. bxc5 bxc5 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2 Ra7 8. Kf2 c4 9. Bb2 f6 10. Bxf6 Nxf6 11. c3 Nh7 12. Kf1 a5 13. Kf2 a4 14. Qxa4 Rxa4 15. Kf1 Rxa3 16. Nxa3 Na6 17. Nxc4 g5 18. Rxa6 Bxa6 19. Nb2 Bxe2 20. Kxe2 h5 21. h4 gxh4 22. gxh4 Kf7 23. Ke3 Kf6 24. Kf2 Ke5 25. Nd1 Bh6 26. Ke2 Bxd2 27. Kxd2 Kf4 28. Ke2 Kxf3 29. Kxf3 Nf6 30. Ke4 Nxe4 31. Bxe4 d5 32. Bxd5 Qxd5 33. Nf2 Qxh1 34. Nxh1 e5 35. Ng3 Rh7 36. Nxh5 Rxh5 37. Nf3 Rxh4 38. Nxh4 e4 39. Nf5 e3 40. Nxe3
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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