Pieces transform into a different piece on every move.
The Sanskrit word Vivarta Chess (विवर्त) means alteration, modification, change of form, altered condition or state.
The rules are simple - every piece other than the King automatically transforms into a different piece each time it moves.
Note : This variant is under development and rules may change going forward.
This variant is played from the standard starting position of Standard Chess.
A Pawn transforms into a Knight after every move.
A Knight transforms into a Bishop after every move.
A Bishop transforms into a Rook after every move.
A Rook transforms into a Queen after every move.
A Queen transforms into a Pawn on every move except when moving to the first and eighth rank, where no transformation takes place.
King are unable to transform and remain as Kings throughout a game.
Check and Checkmate rules remain the same as Standard Chess.
Stalemate conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.
Draw conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.
Winning conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.