The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Cylindrical Chess, our featured variant for March, 2023.

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Feint Chess

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

A clever variant by my cyberfriend, Jens Niemann. You may reach him at [email protected]

Only eight out of fifteen units, plus the king, can actually capture. Using a non-capturer against a unit reveals whether it can capture. Non-capturers still give check and mate.

You choose first who will be your capturing pieces. You play white.

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