The Chess Variant Pages

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

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Freak Chess

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

D S Ellis, 1933. Bishops on starting squares, other units at random, with no pawns on 7th or 8th ranks. Place your king, then normal chess. I have the same setup played twice.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001