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Knight Relay Chess

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

This very popular version, the knights cannot capture or be captured, and give their power of movement to any friendly piece, except the king, which they defend.

This does not enable a pawn to move to the first or last rank, or to check a king which is there. The inventor is Mannis Charosh around 1972.

Thanks to Dale Hawthorn for help with the debugging (March 2006).

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