How to play
Horde Chess

The horde - 36 white pawns - vs black!

Introduction

36 white Pawns face-off against a regularly positioned black opponent in this asymmetrical variant. White must checkmate to win, Black must capture all Pawns in the horde to win.

Starting Position

White starts with the first 4 and half ranks populated by just pawns.
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Moves of the Pieces

White Pawns on the first and second ranks can advance two squares on their first movement.

Rank 1 and 2 white Pawns can advance 2 squares on first movement.
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With the exception of modified En Passant rules, all pieces move as in Standard Chess

Pawn Promotion

Pawn promotion rules remains the same as Standard Chess.

Castling

Black can castle as normal.

En Passant

En passant rules remains the same as Standard Chess.

Check and Checkmate

Black is obviously unable to deliver a checkmate, but normal check and checkmate rules apply for White.

Stalemate

Stalemate conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.

Draw

Draw conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.

Winning

The objective is different for White and Black :

  • White must checkmate Black
  • Black must capture every White piece, including any promoted Pawns.