How to Reduce Draws in Chess

Adding a new piece named ‘The Doctor’ in place of a pawn could make the game less inclined to draws. Alternatively a pawn promotion could become a Doctor. The Doctor could sacrifice itself at any time to return three pawns or two minor pieces to the battle that were taken captive. 

The Doctor could move two squares in any non-diagonal direction. Chess captives should have some hope of being liberated from the p.o.w. camp. The spec-ops Doc could at least mitigate that loss of freedom when pieces are p.o.w.s. returning a few good pawns or pieces to the battle.

Every few centuries adding a new piece for pawn promotion could make the game more contemporary. In ancient battle casualties were usually fatal. Today though, Doctors can return soldiers to fight another day, and combat docs are an important part of the fight.

Adding a new piece named ‘The Doctor’ in place of a pawn could make the game less inclined to draws. The Doctor could sacrifice itself at any time to return three pawns or two minor pieces to the battle that were taken captive. The Doctor could move two squares in any non-diagonal direction. Chess is more of a take no prisoners game, and was in the past, yet The Doctor could at least mitigate that loss of freedom when pieces are p.o.w.s.

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