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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Russell Grigsby.

Chess 121

Chess 121 is a variant of Chess, developed by Russell Grigsby in 1982. Since 1992 he has been developing a computer program for the game and in May of 1997 he launched a web page that provides a brief description of the game and a link that allows people to download a demo copy of CHESS 121 Version 3.0 for DOS or Windows 95. In May 1998, a new version of the program game out. The program runs under DOS, and Windows 95 or later.

Chess 121 is a large chess variant: in addition to the orthodox chess pieces, players have new pieces. A piece has the combined moves of bishop and knight.

More information on Chess 121 can be found on the home website of Chess 121:

Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: October 13, 1997. Last changed: May 7, 1998.