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Cursed Chess

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Jeremy Dunn, 1999.

When a unit is captured, it curses the square so that the enemy cannot cross it even with a knight. Where several units have been captured, the curse is on whichever side has captured more, or on both if they are equal.

A unit landing on ANY empty cursed square is destroyed along with the curse. (I had misunderstood this last rule; change made Nov. 2004; sorry.)

Cursed Chess

Chess Variants

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001