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Avalanche chess is a game information page. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Orthodox chess set but with different moving pieces, Orthodox chess set but with moving your opponents pieces, Orthodox chess set but with multiple moves per turn.

Avalanche chess. A popular chess variant, where you advance your opponents pawns. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)

Author: Edward Jackman. Inventor: Ralph Betza.


This chess variant, invented in 1977 by Ralph Betza, is very popular by many chess variant players. The game bears interesting tactical and strategic possibilities. The game is frequently played in AISE and NOST, mostly by postal play. Both Pritchard and Schmittberger in their chess variant books mention this game as one of the best chess variants.

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The board used for this game has 8 row(s), 8 column(s), 64 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.
Invented in the year 1977. [1976-1978]. [1972-1982].

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