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December 24, 2004

Look beyond the fog!

Its not chess, its kriegspiel! In this chess variant, you don’t see your opponent’s pieces. You can only see your own pieces, and have to guess where your opponent’s pieces are. When you try to make a move, if its illegal, you should make another move instead. To monitor both sides, a referee is required. He or she makes the following announcements when appropriate:

  1. Pawn at [square] captured
  2. Piece at [square] captured
  3. Rank check
  4. File Check
  5. Long-diagonal check
  6. Short-diagonal check
  7. Knight check
  8. [number] of pawn tries

Like Stratego, it is a game of incomplete information. Even mating with a king and a rook isn’t as trivial as it seems. Games with complete information or no information at all have been well analyzed, but the theory for games with partial information has yet to be developed. A truly complicated and charming game.

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at December 24, 2004 01:56 AM


nice game, you should put that as a game on your webpage. I'm play!

Posted by: Arash Joushaghani at December 24, 2004 02:09 AM

Remember the variant of chess that we played during training at Montreal? That was so funny, Jacob beat you every single time.

Posted by: Yufei at December 24, 2004 10:57 AM

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