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Citadel

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

This is a simple chess variant which was manufactured early in the 1900's. Pawns move one square orthogonally, and can jump a piece of their own color though not to capture. Otherwise pieces move as in normal chess. Win by capturing the opposing king ("the citadel"). I let the program call "Check" and "Mate". Stalemate is a loss for the side unable to move.

Citadel

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Written by Ed Friedlander


WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001