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Recognized Chess Variant: Avalanche Chess

This chess variant, invented in 1977 by Ralph Betza, is very popular by many chess variant players. The game bears interesting tactical and strategic possibilities. The game is frequently played in AISE and NOST, mostly by postal play. Both Pritchard and Schmittberger in their chess variant books mention this game as one of the best chess variants.

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Avalanche Chess

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WWW page created: February 21, 2000.