Mecklenbeck chess is a chess variant that changes the pawn promotion rules,
he only difference with the rules of orthodox chess, is that pawns may also promote on the sixth and seventh rank. When a player moves a pawn to the sixth rank, it may choose to promote the pawn, or may decide to keep the pawn as a pawn. (Usually, one would choose the first option, but one might for instance want to avoid stalemate, or leave the option to take a knight open.) When the pawn remains a pawn, the same choice is there again when the pawn is moved to the seventh rank. When a pawn is moved to the eighth rank, it must be promoted.
- August 31, 2013 @ 09:59:10 [Current Revision] by Brian Carnell
- August 31, 2013 @ 09:58:09 by Brian Carnell