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Checkless Chess

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

Origin unknown. Known during the 1800's. You may check only to give checkmate. The program has a bug -- it will not notice if a king escapes checkmate by a move that would illegally check the other king. Sorry.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

Bug Reports -- Thank you! Keep them coming!

Written by Ed Friedlander


WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001