The Chess Variant Pages



Check out Marseillais Chess, our featured variant for February, 2024.

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Hurricane Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Hurricane Chess here.

Harold Buhn, 1970's.

Each unit may move once per turn. The player may never move so as to put himself in check at any time. The player must escape check on the first move of the turn.

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