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Connect Chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Joao Neto, 1990's. Win by connecting the opposite ranks with a chain of mutually supporting units. For each link of the chain, one or both pieces defend the other. Two pawns do not count.

Connect Chess

Chess Variants

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