The Chess Variant Pages



Check out Marseillais Chess, our featured variant for February, 2024.

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Chessers

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

Frank Maus, 1924. Pieces may ride pawns to the end ranks. The combined unit is a "chesser" because a checker can be used in place of a pawn on a chessboard. The piece, but not the pawn, can separate anytime with a normal move.

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