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Fairy-Max is a computer program. It is categorized as: Two dimensional. This item is located on a site outside of

Fairy-MaxA computer program
. Free open source chess variant software.

By H. G. Muller.


The WinBoard Chess GUI now supports almost arbitrary Chess variants (see )

In addition I adapted one of my Chess engines (micro-Max) to play some variants. These variants are to a high degree easily programmable by the user, by adding a few lines to the initialization file describing the moves of the participating pieces (in a format general enough to describe arbitrary leapers, sliders, leaper-slider compounds, hoppers, the lame leapers of Xiangqi and zig-zag pieces like the Crooked Bishop), the initial array and the board size.

A few descriptions of well-known variants (Capablanca Chess, Shatranj, Courier Chess, normal FIDE Chess) are provided as an example.

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The board used for this game has 8 row(s), 8 column(s), 64 cells/squares.

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