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King and Pawns Chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Origin unknown, very old. White gets two moves per turn. I have used the version in which the king need not escape from check on the first of the two moves.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001