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The Chess Variant Pages

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French Revolution Chess

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Hans Bodlaender's invention. During the French Revolution, the nobility (pieces) were no longer protected by their servants (pawns). Instead, they were endangered by them.

You cannot take a pawn on the fourth or fifth tanks. Each side must move first a piece and then a pawn each turn. Stalemate is a draw.

French Revolution Chess

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