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The Chess Variant Pages

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Bear Chess

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

Mikhail Sosnovsky, 1985. Popular variant in Russia. The bear moves as a knight, or jumps 2 in any direction. Other call this kind of piece a "squirrel", hence the image.

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

Ed's 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