Help For Breakthrough
Welcome to the network Breakthrough server. The rules of Breakthrough are below. The Breakthrough "challenge" command has a -size option which is described here. Other commands are the same for all pbmserv games.
Rules for Breakthrough(Copyright (c) 2001 Dan Troyka)
Object of the game:To get one of your pieces to the opposite size of the board.
Initial board layout:
A B C D E F G H 8 x x x x x x x x 8 Eks b 7 x x x x x x x x 7 6 . . . . . . . . 6 5 . . . . . . . . 5 4 . . . . . . . . 4 3 . . . . . . . . 3 2 o o o o o o o o 2 1 o o o o o o o o 1 Ohs a A B C D E F G H
Movement and Capture:Pieces move 1 space straight or diagonally forward. You may only capture when moving diagonally.
Move NotationSince there are only three spaces a piece can move to the move notation is simply "[row][col][LFR]", where [LFR] is 'L' for forward-and-left, 'F' for straight forward, and 'R' for forward-and-right. For example, "E2F" means "more the piece at E2 forward 1 space", and "C7R" means "move C7 diagonally forward to the right".
You may also use a "source-destination" notation. For example, "E2-E3" or "C7-B6".