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Check out Shako, our featured variant for April, 2023.

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Ethiopian Chess

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

During the "mobilization phase", each side moves its units at liberty without taking turns. The mobilization phase ends when a capture occurs.

I have followed Pritchard who says that bishops move two squares diagonally and may jump.

Queens move diagonally one square at a time.

Move your last piece 7 times and claim a draw.

I had the game end with checkmate.

Ethiopian Chess

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001