The Chess Variant Pages

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Chesapeake Four-Handed Chess

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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.


Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, June 30, 2002