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Renezans Chess

A proprietary game by Bi-Triad, this appears in the Classified Encyclopedia of Chess Variants, section 18.4. The name is stylized as Ren'E-Zans', and is derived from Webster's phonetic spelling of Renaissance.



The gnu (in this variant called a "vicar") is a knight-camel compound.


Any piece occupying the central square (e5) can move as any piece.


A lone king on e5 checkmates a bare king on e7!

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Author: Ben M Reiniger. Inventor: Bi-Triad.

Last revised by Ben Reiniger.

Web page created: 2021-06-28. Web page last updated: 2021-09-30