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Blue Chess

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

White also wins by getting a knight to e6. Red wins if White does not have a unit on each of the three shades of blue. Ingo Althofer, 2003; in honor of Kasparov vs. Deep Blue. Note that if White begins with Nf3, any move except the sacrifice ...e5 loses at once.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents. Bug reports? -- Thank you! Keep them coming!

Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, July 6, 2003