The Chess Variant Pages

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Janus Chess

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

The "Janus", here represented as a pegasus, combines moves of knight and bishop.

This large-board variant has a following among some masters and grandmasters. For the Januses, toothpicks are glued to the foreheads of knights to make unicorns.

Janus Chess

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