The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Hectochess, our featured variant for November, 2023.

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Losing Chess III

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

If one side has at least one legal capture, the side must capture. Escaping from check overrides captures. Win either by bare-king or by checkmating.

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