Check out Alice Chess, our featured variant for June, 2024.

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Falcon Chess

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

Falcon Chess -- Hans Bodlaender

Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants
Hans Bodlaender's Chess Applet

Special thanks to George William Duke, inventor of Falcon Chess, for visiting and reminding me that there's no pawn-promotion to queen in Falcon Chess.

Thanks Phil for help with the debugging.

Ed's Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

Bug Reports -- Thank you! Keep them coming!

Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001