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Free Placement chess
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once
Take turns placing units on an empty board. All your
men go on your first four ranks. The kings may start in check.
White's first move cannot be a capture. If you start in check, you
must get out of check on your first move or lose.
Variant by Roger Coop.
Thanks to Michael Packer for help with the debugging (Feb. 2007).
These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.
Bug Reports -- Thank you! Keep them coming!
Written by Ed Friedlander
WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001