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Chesapeake Four-Handed Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Chesapeake Four-Handed Chess here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

One of the best-received variants of four-handed chess is Chessapeak Challenge, which solves one of the major problems of the game by having pawns change directions during their march.

Since I do not have a complete copy of the rules, I called this applet, respectfully, "Chesapeare Four-Handed Chess". Here, I permitted players to capture opponent's units. The game is over when a player on turn cannot make a legal move. This is either checkmate (win for the other side) or stalemate.

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Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander


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