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Anemic Chess


A more anemic version of Chess that replaces riders with weaker short-range pieces.


Although this game can be played with a regular Chess set, here is a diagram using the actual pieces used in the game.


The Rooks are replaced by Wazirs, the Bishops by Ferzes, Queens by Men. Each moves in the same directions as the piece it replaces, but only one space at a time.


Other than some pieces being replaced, this game is played the same as FIDE Chess.

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Author: Claudio Martins Jaguaribe and Fergus Duniho. Inventor: Claudio Martins Jaguaribe.
Web page created: 2010-03-08. Web page last updated: 2017-06-20