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The Chess Variant Pages

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Chance Chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Old proprietary game by Tino Games. Draw a card to determine what piece can be moved. The deck was 10 King, 10 Queen, 10 Rook, 10 Bishop, 10 Knight, 25 Pawn, 25 Any. Castling is a king move. If you begin in check, first get out of check, then draw a card. If you cannot move, pass the turn.

Thanks to Jeremy Williams of Barcelona, Spain for help with the debugging.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, June 27, 2001 

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Author: Ed Friedlander.


Chance Chess. Randomizer determines what units you may move. Free move out of check.

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First Created: Monday, August 19th, 2002
Last Modified: Monday, August 19th, 2002
File Timestamp: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:37:54 -0400
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