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Capture Chess 960
A new twist on the world's greatest strategy board game.
Keep each Chess piece you capture. Sell captured pieces to make a profit!
Keep all of your opponent's chess pieces for use in future matches or cash them in for real money.
- Same rules as Chess 960 with the added piece-capture feature.
- Play against other online gamers or a variety of AI chess robots, from beginners to grandmasters.
- Different levels of Chess sets up the ante and make your victory even sweeter when you capture their King.
Capture Chess 960Play
- Capture Chess 960 plays exactly like Chess 960 except each of your oppenent's pieces that you capture get added to your Capture Chess piece inventory.
- Any win condition (checkmate, win on time, opponent resignation) results in a capture of your opponent's King and is added to your inventory. Any chess pieces remaining on the board get returned to their respective owners.
- A good strategy is to surrender early if you think you're in a hopeless position where victory is unlikely. This will help conserve your remaining chess pieces for use in future matches.
Capture Chess 960 Pieces & Chess Sets
Capture Chess pieces have different credit values based on their relative playing value. For a Bronze Capture Chess set, we have:
- The Pawn - 25 credits
The Pawn is considered the base unit to measure all other pieces.
- Knights and Bishops - 75 credits.
Knights and Bishops are each worth three Pawns.
- Rooks - 125 credits.
Each worth five Pawns.
- The Queen - 225 credits.
The Queen is worth nine Pawns.
- The King - 1000 credits.
The King is worth more than all the other Chess pieces combined (all other pieces plus one more Pawn) because the game ends once the King has been captured.
One strategy could be to simply try to collect Chess pieces instead of trying to capture the King, but that takes away from the original spirit of Chess.
To ensure this CapturePlay adds the value of one extra Pawn to the combined sums of all the Chess pieces in a complete set to formulate the King's credit value.
For example, a Bronze King = (8 Pawns x 25 credits) + (2 Knights x 75 credits) + (2 Bishops x 75 credits) + (2 Rooks x 125 credits) + (1 Queen x 225 credits) + (1 Extra Pawn x 25 credits) = 1000 credits, versus 975 credits for all the Pawns, Knights, Bishops, Rooks, and Queen in a Capture Chess set.
Assigning so much credit value to a King ensures games proceed faster, as players in a losing position early on will be more likely to resign their game early out of fear of losing more Chess pieces in addition to their valuable King.
Capture Chess sets are further valued in one of three different precious metals: Bronze - 1975 credits, Silver - 7900 credits, and Platinum - 23700 credits. This adds a more competitive aspect to Capture Chess, as capturing a higher valued King increases the player's prestige and the real-world cash value of their Chess set.
Capture Chess 960 requires a Windows, Linux, or Mac machine with Flash installed in the browser. Like Super Frag, if using a firewall, the firewall must be configured to permit outgoing connections. You should also be running a modern web browser such as Firefox 3.5+, Chrome, Safari, or IE 7+.