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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, John Smith.

Magician's Chess

This is one of George Duke's challenges for variant design, specifically #11; a reduced Alice Chess.


Same as FIDE Chess.


Same as FIDE Chess.


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Same as FIDE Chess, except there is no Castling or En Passant, and the following:

After a piece moves, it's location is reflected over the y-axis of the board. If there is a piece there, the pieces are transposed.

Black to move and mate in 1. There are two solutions.

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By John Smith.
Web page created: 2009-01-08. Web page last updated: 2009-01-08