How to play
Vivarta Chess

Pieces transform into a different piece on every move.

Introduction

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.

Starting Position

This variant is played from the standard starting position of Standard Chess.

Moves of the Pieces

Pawn
Pawn

A Pawn transforms into a Knight after every move.

Knight
Knight

A Knight transforms into a Bishop after every move.

Bishop
Bishop

A Bishop transforms into a Rook after every move.

Rook
Rook

A Rook transforms into a Queen after every move.

Queen
Queen

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.

Pawn Promotion

There is no Pawn Promotion when playing Vivarta Chess.

Castling

There is no Castling when playing Vivarta Chess.

En Passant

There is no En Passant when playing Vivarta Chess.

Check and Checkmate

Check and Checkmate rules remain the same as Standard Chess.

Stalemate

Stalemate conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.

Draw

Draw conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.

Winning

Winning conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.

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