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Cavalry Queen Chess

This game continues my series of chess with changed Queen (first two are Dovecote and Heavenly).

Setup and board are normal 8x8 as in FIDE chess.


Queen remembers her youth and becomes a brave equestrian. Now she moves as Knight, leaping 2 to one side and 1 to another; however, she doesn't capture that way: instead she takes as a normal Queen, along unobstructed diagonal or direct paths.

All other rules are as in standard Chess.


This game is playable on Game Courier.

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By Lev Grigoriev.

Last revised by Lev Grigoriev.

Web page created: 2023-12-10. Web page last updated: 2023-12-10