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Dynamo Chess

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

Hans Kluever and Peter Kahl, 1968. This is a very popular variant. I have used the NOST rule that you cannot push or pull your king through check. The "ko" rule about immediately repeating a previous position has been implemented.

There are still some bugs here, especially about seeing check.

Dynamo Chess

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

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