The Chess Variant Pages

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Extinction Chess

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Invented by R. Wayne Schmittberger. There is no check or checkmate. The first player to be without at least one of each kind of unit loses. Pawns can be promoted to any piece, including the king, but this counts as loss of the pawn.

Hans Bodlaender on Extinction Chess
Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001