The Chess Variant Pages



Check out Marseillais Chess, our featured variant for February, 2024.

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Michell's Proposal

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Michell's Proposal here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

R P Michell proposed this in the 1920's, when Capablanca suggested that the rules for orthochess be revised.

Pawns may promote to knight or bishop on the 7th rank.

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