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Brusky's Hexagonal Chess

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Yakov Brusky, 1966. Pawns capture forward on like-colored hexes, move forward without capturing to different-colored hexes. If an enemy (not an ally) blocks one forward non-capturing pawn move, the other is prohibited. I did not know how this affected initial double moves, so I did not implement them.

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Author: Ed Friedlander. Inventor: Yakov Brusky.


Brusky's Hexagonal Chess. Hexagonal variant from the 1960's.

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First Created: Sunday, August 18th, 2002
Last Modified: Sunday, August 18th, 2002
File Timestamp: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:37:54 -0400
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