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Chosen Chess

By Gianni Cottogni


Chosen Chess is a variant of FIDE Chess where each turn you move a piece you "chose" last turn, and then select the piece you will move the next turn.

Board and Setup

The equipment and initial arrangement as in FIDE Chess.


The game is conducted by rules of FIDE Chess with the following changes:

Zillions of Games

There is an implementation of Chosen Chess for Zillions of games. You can download it here:

Written by Gianni Cottogni. HTML conversion by Peter Aronson.
WWW page created: May 3rd, 2001.