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Free Placement chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Take turns placing units on an empty board. All your men go on your first four ranks. The kings may start in check. White's first move cannot be a capture. If you start in check, you must get out of check on your first move or lose.

Variant by Roger Coop.

Thanks to Michael Packer for help with the debugging (Feb. 2007).

Free Placement Chess

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001