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German Chess 1420

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play German Chess 1420 here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

The queen moves one square diagonally only, except she can jump two diagonally on her first move, but may not capture when jumping. Bishops move two squares diagonally, able to jump. Pawns promote only to queens and may also make the jump on the first move. There is no castling, but the king can leap if he has not been in check. Bare king wins for the player whose king is bared. A stalemated player wins. I did not use the multiple K+Q+P move.

Thanks to cyberfriend Peter for help with the debugging.

Historic Chess Variants

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001