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This page is written by the game's inventor, M Winther.

External Link: Leapfrog Chess

The pawn functions like a regular pawn except that it can leap over any man in its initial two-step move. En-passant is not allowed if a pawn has made a jump. Otherwise this variant is like regular chess. This minimal rule change creates many new possibilities in opening and middle game. You can delay the movement of the c- and f-pawn by placing a knight before it. A knight pawn can now attack even if it is blocked.

A Zillions program and more information is here.

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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2008-03-27. Web page last updated: 2008-03-27