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Atomic Pawn Chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Seth McGinnis says that this game has been invented multiple times. Pawns occasionally explode after being moved, destroying everything on adjacent squares.

Cyberfriend Pekka Karjalainen suggested that capturing the king after an explosion leaves him en prise be forbidden. Thank you -- I have implemented this.

Chess Variants
Nuclear Pawn Chess is the name given at Hans Bodlaender's site

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These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander


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