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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Ralph Betza.

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H. G. Muller wrote on 2017-10-05 UTC
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Four Board Chess

This variant contains a number of unusual pieces, amongst which the Rose, which can only reach its full move potential on very large boards such as this. I invented the names of the other unorthodox pieces myself, to correspond with the 'random letters' that Betza originally assigned to them.

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