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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Four Handed Chess (I). Information on different variants of four handed chess on plus-shaped board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Teun Dings wrote on 2010-04-18 UTCGood ★★★★
I would like to add another chess-for-four-game, one I have designed
myself. It is called Chess44', you can read more about it at I hope you will consider mentioning my game on your

Thank you,
Teun Dings

Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-06-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
World 4-Way Chess Championship

Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-05-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
You know u can play this 4 handed chess on the game courier, one of u guys should go there and challenge me to a game for the World's 4-Way Chess Championship

Stephen Stockman wrote on 2006-05-27 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have a new rule set similar to yours, although we play 4-Way Chess on the
Dessau board. Its called REGICIDE RULES, the king must be actually captured
rather than just check-mated. Even when check-mated a player still gets to
make a move even if moving into check, and sometimes check-mate can be
evaded, it is intense. After a king is killed the rest of his pieces
remain on the board and can not move except to capture. See the rules at
this link:

steve wrote on 2004-04-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Homepage for 4-Way Chess

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-04-13 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
My own preference is for the Altenberg game as it is more compact and does lengthens the Pawn trek less. If anything the initial double step, far from being dropped as in Dessau, should be extended! Some may not like the Altenberg rule to prevent first-move capture, but the problem of it being a special case can easily be overcome by making it a general rule that no piece can move through that concavity - thus a Bishop on a Knight square would not be able to move to the nearest other Knight square. It would be consistent to also bar a Knight moving between Rook and Rook Pawn squares.

Dmitri Zdorov wrote on 2002-09-11 UTCGood ★★★★
In Moscow (Russia) there is a club that plays The game of Dessau
Many people participate. The game called Quad Chess (or Kvadratichnye

Your page is missing some info about rulls:
1. If one of the players is mated, his pieces can not be taken (in
addition that they can't move)
2. King still can't go to the checked areas of mated player
3. Team players can't talk to each other
4. When two pawn (from 2 players of the same team) reach one another next
moving pawn jumps over the other one (moving 2 spaces). It can because a
different peice ones it reach the end (even if it's on the side of the

also as far as I know, pawns can make initian 2 space jump.

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