' Emperor Chess

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Emperor Chess

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

R. Wayne Schmittberger, 1983. The king may move to, and only to, any square supported by a friendly unit and not attacked by an enemy unit. The king must always have a defender.

I did allow the king to move to a square which would only be supported by a friendly unit after the move, i.e., it is not enough simply to move orthogonally from a friendly rook or diagonally away from a friendly bishop.

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001