Shaun Press: "No you haven't. But tell me about this game you think is better than chess"
So went the conversation at Street Chess today. And the game was described as follows
- Kings, Pawns and Knights move and capture as in normal chess
- Bishops, Rooks and Queens (Sliding pieces), move as normal, but must jump a single piece (yours or your opponents) as part of a move.
- Sliding pieces capture other pieces by jumping them, with the exception of enemy pawns
- Enemy pawns can only be captured by non-sliding pieces
Checking "Encyclopedia of Chess Variants" doesn't turn up anything identical to this game (or anything substantially similar), so credit goes to Mark Scully for this invention.