The Chess Variant Pages



Check out Marseillais Chess, our featured variant for February, 2024.

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Bachelor Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Bachelor Chess here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

All units can promote on the eighth rank. One can also win by getting one's king and a friendly queen onto adjoining squares. Escaping from check takes precedence though.

The idea is by Doug Chatham. Click here to see his 42-square variant. I have adapted it to a standard board.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander


WWW Page Added: Sunday, June 30, 2002