The horde - 36 white pawns - vs black!
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.
White Pawns on the first and second ranks can advance two squares on their first movement.
Pawn promotion rules remains the same as Standard Chess.
Black can castle as normal.
En passant rules remains the same as Standard Chess.
Black is obviously unable to deliver a checkmate, but normal check and checkmate rules apply for White.
Stalemate conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.
Draw conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.
The objective is different for White and Black :