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Magnetic Chess is a game information page. It is categorized as: Orthodox chess, .

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-02-14
 By João Pedro Neto and Claude  Chaunier. Magnetic Chess. Pieces that moved attract and repel pieces like magnets. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)

By João Pedro Neto and Claude Chaunier.


In an issue of Variant Chess in 1999, David Pritchard called Magnetic Chess the chess variant of the decade. Later, he took the title and give it to Hostage Chess. John McCallion in his column in the NOST-bulletin then had readers vote between these variants - the one vote he received went to Magnetic Chess, making this NOST's Chess Variant of the decade (1990 - 1999). Pritchard also mentioned the game in his book Popular Chess Variants, that appeared early 2000. Given all this interest in this interesting and challenging chess variant, this invention of Joao Pedro Neto is probably the first chess variant whose first publication was on the Chess Variants Pages and that found such a wide recognition.

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The board used for this game has 8 row(s), 8 column(s), 64 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.
Invented in the year 1996. [1995-1997]. [1991-2001].

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