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Arabian Nights Chess

This page contains one or more presets for playing a game online with Game Courier, an online server for playing Chess variants by correspondence.

This is a preset for Paul E. Newton's Arabian Nights Chess.


Click here to start the preset.

BLACK starts first, remember that.

All pieces move as expected.

The shuffle variant is used, where players take turns placing their pieces on the first and second rank. Pawns may ONLY be on the second rank.

To mark a pawn that is promoted to a general (which can't be re-promoted) you can simply use the symbol for the pawn turned 90 degrees. (pg for black, PG for white.) Or you can use the normal ferz symbol.

The magic squares are marked with the color BLUE, so you won't mistake them for regular squares.


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.


Author: Abdul-Rahman Sibahi. Inventor: Paul E. Newton and Timothy R. Newton.
Web page created: 2007-06-23. Web page last updated: 2007-06-23