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Episcopal Chess

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The object is to capture both bishops. The second bishop, when under attack, cannot move more than one square.

Game by Tony Paletta.

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001 


Author: Ed Friedlander. Inventor: Tony Paletta.


Episcopal Chess. Capture both opposing bishops to win.
Anonymous wrote on 2004-09-20 EDT
It is not recognizing the fact that it lost.
For example:

8 . . . . . R . R
7 P . . . . . P .
6 N . . . . . . N
5 . . . . . . . P
4 . . . . . . . .
3 . . . p . . b .
2 p . p . . p p p
1 Q . . . . . k .

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