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The Chess Variant Pages

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Popular game at Columbia in the 1960's. Kelbs capture custodially, i.e., moving so that an enemy unit is between two kelbs. You can move between two kelbs without being captured.

The applet lets a pinned kelb call check.

This variant is supposed to derive from the Egyptian game senet.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001