The Chess Variant Pages



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

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Knight Mate Chess

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

V R Parton, 1970. The knight is royal. This was very popular at Sheffield University for a while. I did not allow castling.

Knight Mate Chess -- Hans Bodlaender

Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants
Hans Bodlaender's Chess Applet

Ed's 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