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The Chess Variant Pages

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Solomon W Golomb, 1948. The most popular cross between chess and checkers. Pawns and kings move and capture as in checkers. The bishop and knight (camel) capture as in chess. The knight (camel) is a 3,1 leaper. If a checkers capture is available, a capture must be made. Win by capturing all opposing kings or rendering the opponent unable to move.

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