Chess Variants – Transfer

Transfer (or double bughouse )involves 2 teams of 2 players, playing 2 games. Captured pieces are passed to the partner, who can drop them on empty squares. Its a lot of fun.

Its included in my book “My Favourite Chess Variants” which is at

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  1. What I thought was Transfer Chess, was two boards and one set of pieces. One board starts out with all the pieces set up normally, the second board is empty. Every time a piece is moved on either board, it is then transferred to the other board. Pieces can be moved on either board at a player's turn. However a peice cannot be moved to a vacant square if that square is already occupied on the other board, for obvious reasons. The aim of the game is to checkmate on the board that started out empty. So for example you'd have to force the King to move in order to get it on the second board. A King cannot make a move that would cause it to be in check after it is transferred, which is also obvious.

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