The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Wildebeest Chess, our featured variant for May, 2023.

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Barasi Chess

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

Paul Barasi, 1970's. Pawns capture one square forward or backwards, move diagonally one square forward or backwards. No en passant, double moves as usual. They queen normally. Non-pawns may not move backwards.

Barasi Chess

Chess Variants

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001