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Alice Chess II

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

As the more popular variant, but the units begin on opposite boards.

Thanks to Arnold Preston (12/7/06) for reminding me that because a move must be legal on the original board and that a king therefore must not move into check. The error has been corrected.

Alice Chess

Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants
Hans Bodlaender's Chess Applet

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001