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The Chess Variant Pages

Pixelpusher variant: Amazon chess

Amazon chess is a variant of chess with a history tracing back to the middle ages. The only difference with orthodox chess is that queens can also move as knights. Such a queen is often called amazon. In the applet below, where you can play the game, the amazon is shown as an upside-down queen.

This only works with Java enabled browsers.

More information

See the index file for how to use the applet, version information, and more variants. The applet does not work with Netscape 3 or Internet Explorer 3.
Applet program by Eli Bachmupsky and Hans Bodlaender. WWW page written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: December 9, 1998.