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Pixelpusher variant: Centerless chess

A not-often player chess variant is Centerless chess. Here, the four squares in the center cannot be used. The applet below plays this variant against you, but does it very badly: it just selects a random move.

This only works with Java enabled browsers.

More information

See the index file for how to use the applet, version information, and more variants. The applet does not work with Netscape 3 or Internet Explorer 3.
WWW page and applet made by Hans Bodlaender and Eli Bachmupsky.
WWW page created: May 14, 1998.