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Chess with Extended Castle

This page contains one or more presets for playing a game online with Game Courier, an online server for playing Chess variants by correspondence.

The only difference between Chess with Extended Castle and regular chess is the extended castle. When castling the king may jump three squares, but it can also jump two as usual. The rook ends up on its usual square. In Chess with Extended Castle, queenside castle will occur more often as this practically gains a tempo compared with standard chess, where the king nearly always moves again to the knight file. Certain opening systems might benefit from the extended castle, such as the King's gambit, the Wienna Game, or the Dutch Defence. Especially, the queenside castle systems in the Sicilian would be improved.

One can move by pointing and clicking. Also the new castle move is automated. If you want to make extended castle on the kingside, just drop the king on the friendly rook. The preset, at each move, generates an email to the opponent's address. But one can also play directly by intermittently clicking the browser's update button. The opponent's move is visible in the diagram. The preset, however, does not notify you of check, etc. Pawns are automatically promoted to queen. If you want to promote to another piece you must type the move manually.

Chess with Extended Castle

(A Zillions program and more information is here.)

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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2009-07-04. Web page last updated: 2009-07-04