banner_gamerz.gif (6081 bytes)

Help For QuickChess


Welcome to the network QuickChess server. The rules of QuickChess are below. The move notation is described on the help page for chess. Other commands are the same for all pbmserv games.

Rules of QuickChess

The QuickChess Home Page contains a full description of the QuickChess variant, but here are the highlights...

Quick Chess was invented by Joe Miccio in 1991. It is played on a 5x6 board. The initial position is shown below.

              a   b   c   d   e  
            +---+---+---+---+---+    Black
          6 |*N*|*Q*|*K*|*B*|*R*|  6
          5 |*P*|*P*|*P*|*P*|*P*|  5
          4 |   |:::|   |:::|   |  4
          3 |:::|   |:::|   |:::|  3
          2 | P |:P:| P |:P:| P |  2
          1 |:N:| Q |:K:| B |:R:|  1
            +---+---+---+---+---+    White
              a   b   c   d   e

The rules are the same as standard chess, except:

  1. Pawns can only advance 1 space on the opening. Therefore, no En Passant capturing.
  2. Pawns may only promote to a captured piece.
  3. There is no castling.
he_pb.gif (2326 bytes)