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The Chess Variant Pages

Sosarian Chess

This page contains one or more presets for playing a game online with Game Courier, an online server for playing Chess variants by correspondence.

This game is an augmented version of Capablanca's Chess on a 12x8 board. It uses all the pieces of Capablanca's Chess, plus two extra pawns, and two Lions (the piece invented by Ralph Betza which he called the Half-Duck.) The Lions move a single space diagonally, or leap exactly 2 or 3 spaces horizontally or vertically, optionally leaping over other pieces.

To start a game, click on the link below:

This 'user submitted' page is a collaboration between the posting user and the Chess Variant Pages. Registered contributors to the Chess Variant Pages have the ability to post their own works, subject to review and editing by the Chess Variant Pages Editorial Staff.

By Greg Strong.
Web page created: 2006-11-19. Web page last updated: 2006-11-19