Copyright (c) 1980's, 2001 Phillip L. Leduc
Gauntlet is a two player game played on a 8x8 square board. This is the initial configuration.
Some words from the author: The runner player should try to use captures to advance and should coordinate piece movement. Keep in mind that blockers can block each other. The blocker player can neutralize advancing runners by staying on a diagonal line that passes through an advancing runner. The blocking player can afford sacrifices to set up traps and double jumps and to isolate runners. There is a ZRF to play Gauntlet with Zillions.
Black has won the game, White must capture g3, resulting on a multiple capture of g4 and e4.
[from the author] The runner player is to move and win in six. This position demonstrates how the runner player can sacrifice runners in order to gain time.
The blockers on the
fifth rank end up too close to each other (c5 and g5) and allow the