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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2010-12-18
 By M  Winther. Chess 25 (Fischer Placement Chess). Swap king and/or queen before play begins. Follows FRC rules (with zrf).
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-05-02
 By M  Winther. Chess100. Piece positions are modestly randomized according to Arrangement Chess rules, castling is retained (+ zrf).
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-13
 By M  Winther. Chess256. The pawns are randomized on the 2nd and 3rd rank.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-05-02
 By M  Winther. Chess400. Piece setup is randomized according to Configuration Chess rules, producing 400 modest, mostly non-mirrored, positions (+ zrf).
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-05-19
 By M  Winther. Chess484. Before play, certain pieces are regrouped, creating natural positions. Castling is retained (+ zrf).
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-04-26
 By M  Winther. Chess64. The piece array is moderately randomized according to Relocation Chess rules, castling is retained.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2010-12-20
 By M  Winther. Configuration Chess. King and queen swap with other pieces before play begins - enormous variety! (with zrf).
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-05-17
 By Jose  Carrillo. Contemporary Random Chess. Missing description
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-07-31
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Tony  Paletta. Corridor Chess. FIDE but subtracting rook pawns and setting pieces up in house in middle.

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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-16
 By M  Winther. Elkrider Chess. Elkrider plus regular pieces. The Elkrider moves like a Nightrider if standing on white squares, otherwise it moves like a Rook.

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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-12-06
 By Charles  Daniel. King to Bunker Leap. Play this exciting version of Pre-Chess using new king safety rules.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-06-17
 By Abdul-Rahman  Sibahi. Kings. Kings on the Game Courier.

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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-08-10
 Author: Antoine  Fourrière. Inventor: Vernon Rylands Parton. Neutral King Chess. V.R. Parton's game where two armies share a King both must try to mate.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-21
 By M  Winther. New Chess. Drop-chess with pawn relocation. Standard pieces and rules. Ideal for avoiding opening theory.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-01-29
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla. Inventor: Eric  Beck. Nine-Queen Chess. Queens are placed instead of Pawns.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-11-14
 By Charles  Daniel. Ninjutsu (Claustrophobia 2). Win by invading palace or checkmate; new leaping pieces promote to gain more power.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-05-07
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla and John  Ayer. Ninth Century Indian Chess. Differs from Shatranj in the setup and the Elephant's move.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2010-12-21
 By M  Winther. Nonary Chess. King or queen are optionally swapped with a bishop before play begins (with zrf).

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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-18
 By M  Winther. Orphic Chess. Before the King is dropped the pieces can only capture. A very tactical and fast variant.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-11-10
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla OverKnight Chess. Pawns are replaced by Knights, which promote.

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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-10-30
 By Charles  Daniel. Palace Ninja Guards. The ninja guards are diagonal leapers occupying the two squares behind the king and queen that constitute the palace.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-02-14
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla. Inventor: Becca  Rabong. Paloma Chess. Game with Royal Queen, promotable Kings, and an unusual array.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-03-10
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla. Inventor: George  Whelan. Peasant Revolt. Modest variant with unequal setup.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2010-12-21
 By M  Winther. Placement Chess. King and queen are swapped before play begins, generating FRC subset (with zrf).
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-05-01
 By M  Winther. Placement Random Chess (Chess 20). The piece setup is randomized following Placement Chess rules, generating 20 modest Fischer Random positions.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-11-18
 By Charles  Daniel. Prison Break. Checkmate the enemy king or break out of prison with your king!

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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-10-06
 By Abdul-Rahman  Sibahi. Racing Kings. Missing description
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-07-06
 By M  Winther. Randomscorpions Chess. The Scorpions are randomly distributed on the 2nd and 3rd rank. Otherwise regular setup.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-05-05
 By M  Winther. Regement Random Chess. The Secutor is a bifurcation piece that must bounce in order to capture (+zrf).
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2010-12-23
 By M  Winther. Regiment Chess. Black determines king position, white can swap the queen before play begins (with zrf).
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-05-05
 By M  Winther. Regiment Random Chess. The Secutor is a bifurcation piece that must bounce in order to capture (+zrf).
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-04-25
 By M  Winther. Relocation Chess. Swap a pair of your own pieces before you begin. With Fischer Random castling rules.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-05-23
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: Gary K. Gifford. Royal Magician's Chess. King and special magician piece earn the right to drop pieces when they venture out to the fourth, fifth and sixth ranks!
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-28
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla and Peter  Aronson. Inventor: Peter  Aronson. Ruddigore Chess. Play this Chessgi variant where you can capture your own pieces, and every other turn you must capture or sacrifice a piece!

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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-12-21
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla Sanctuary Chess. Archbishop and Swiss Guard replace Queen and King; no checkmate.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-11
 Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: M  Winther. Schach-B. One selected from among the Fischer Random boards, also known as Fischer Random position # 542.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-09-18
 By Rich  Hutnik. Simpleton's Chess Preset. This is an even simplier version of Simplified Chess.
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-10-01
 Author: Abdul-Rahman  Sibahi. Inventor: Vernon Rylands Parton. Smaller Alice Chess. Missing description
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-13
 By M  Winther. Swedish Chess. Drop chess with regular pieces. Pieces dropped can relocate friendly pawns.

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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-06-11
 By Adrian  Alvarez de la Campa. Undecided Chess. Undecided Pawns change into orthodox pieces by moving like them.


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