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Gryphon Chess

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Pieces promote upon being moved. A maximum of four rooks, four bishops, and four knights are allowed in play at any time. I take this to mean for each side. Mate any king to win. I ignored en passant. V.R. Parton, 1961. Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, June 27, 2001 

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Author: Ed Friedlander. Inventor: Vernon Rylands Parton.


Gryphon Chess. Units are promoted on each move.
Nasmichael Farris wrote on 2004-12-07 ESTGood ★★★★
This game is wild! To play live would take a patient opponent, a few sets, and some scoresheets, but it would make the folks at the local coffeehouse sit up and take notice! They would say I was crazy, but chess history should make the people smile, and open their eyes to something new.

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First Created: Friday, August 23rd, 2002
Last Modified: Friday, August 23rd, 2002
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