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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Bruce Gilson.

External Link: Free Choice Chess

Free Choice Chess (or FCC) was invented in the 1980's by Bruce R. Gilson. An article on this game was published in Michael Keller's World Game Review.

FCC "is played on a board divided into three areas, a deployment area for each player which is 3 rows deep and a central area in which most of the play takes place which is 10 rows deep, the whole board being 10 columns wide (so it is a total of 16 rows by 10 columns). The game takes place in two phases, a deployment phase in which players take turns adding their choice of pieces to the board in their respective deployment areas, and the main phase, which plays in most respects like standard Chess."


External Link: http://freechoicechess.hostoi.com/


This 'user submitted' page is a collaboration between the posting user and the Chess Variant Pages. Registered contributors to the Chess Variant Pages have the ability to post their own works, subject to review and editing by the Chess Variant Pages Editorial Staff.


By Bruce R. Gilson.
Web page created: 2010-01-25. Web page last updated: 2010-01-25