The Chess Variant Pages

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Absorption Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Absorption Chess here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Tbe origins of Absorption Chess are unknown, but it is old.

In this version of Absorption Chess, when one non-royal piece (not a king or a pawn) captures another piece (not a pawn), it acquires the movement abilities of the captured piece. A pawn capturing a piece becomes a piece of that kind.

Having kings able to move like queens would be a game-spoiler.

Absorption Chess

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001