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The Chess Variant Pages

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Circe Vulcanici

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Roberto Gravino, 1979. A popular way to play Circe Chess in Italy. Unlike the standard progressive Circe chess, units return to their putative squares of origin (i.e., the file on which the pawn was captured, the square matching the color where the rook, bishop, or knight was captured). Also, if the return square is occupied, the returning unit will wait. No giving check until the last move of a turn.

Circe Vulcanici

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