The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Shako, our featured variant for April, 2023.

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Kansas Progressive Chess

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

White and Red each make one move, then each makes two moves, then each makes three moves, and so forth. A check ends the series. White has a large advantage. I made up the name "Kansas".

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