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Circean Chess

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

V Parton, 1971. Pawns evolve to more advanced pieces. You can have a maximum of four knights or bishops, three rooks, and two queens at a time. Checkmating any enemy king wins.

Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants
Hans Bodlaender's Chess Applet

Ed's Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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