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UrsulaChess is a confusingly brain-stretching variant of chess devised by a PartIIIMaths friend of AlexChurchill. A JavaScript implementation of it by AlexChurchill and Rachael exists [here].

It differs from chess in only one way: each piece moves as if it were the next piece along, in some arbitrary ordering of the board. The ordering used by the JavaScript implementation is:

  1  2 ... 8
  9 10 ... 16
...
57 58 ... 64

Of course, moving any piece is likely to change both the way it can move on its next move, and the way other pieces around it can move...

(PeterTaylor) When Alex taught me UrsulaChess a number of years ago, each piece moved as the piece to its right from its controller's PointOfView?. The JavaScript implementation has each piece moving as the piece to its right from the black player's PointOfView?. This almost certainly gives someone an advantage (probably black).

(PeterTaylor) What rules are you using for promotion?


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