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Manchurian Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Manchurian Chess here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Yitong Chess is supposedly popular in Manchuria. The lone Red rook can also move as a cannon or a knight.

Hans Bodlaender on Chinese Chess

Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants
Hans Bodlaender's Chess Applet

Ed's Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander


WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001