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Cavalier Chess Preset for Game Courier

Cavalier Chess

Created in 1998 by Fergus Duniho, Cavalier Chess is a game in which each Chess piece but the Queen is replaced by a piece with some kind of Knight move. Kings, Rooks and Bishops are replaced by King+Knight, Rook+Knight and Bishop+Knight compounds, the Knight is replaced by the Nightrider, which can make consecutive Knight moves in the same direction, and Pawns are replaced by Cavaliers, which move as Chinese Chess Knights, i.e. as orthogonally blockable Knights. This preset for Cavalier Chess will enforce the rules, alert you when you are in check, and notify you when the game ends in checkmate or stalemate.

Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: 23 January 2002.