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Elena Chess

S. Sirotkin from Russia sent in January 2000 an email with this variant.

Before the new year (at the end of December 1999) my daughter and I (five years old) have begun to play this minivariant.


The game is played on a board 5 by 6 of squares. Each player has - 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Rook, 1 Knight, 1 Bishop, 5 Pawns.

The game is played as orthodox chess, but with the following changes to its rules:

It is similar to other minivariants, but here the king and queen are rearranged.

Communicated by S. Sirotkin. Edited by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: February 4, 2000.