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The Chess Variant Pages

Dutch Chess

Gerben Dirksen informed me about a variant, called Dutch Chess, which he learned from someone from the U.S. The origins of this game are unknown, and, while living in the Netherlands, I had so far not heard of it.


The game is played with a usual set of pieces. In the setup, the pawns are on the backrows, and the major pieces at the second rows.