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Omega Chess

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

This is a very well-conceived large-board variant. It is available commercially from my cyberfriend, Daniel C. Macdonald of Canada.

Pieces move as in regular chess. Pawns may advance 1, 2 or 3 squares on their initial moves, and be captured en passant.

There are two new pieces.

Champion       2,2 or 2,0 or 1,0 leaper
Wizard       3,1 or 1,1 leaper. Note that this piece is color-bound.
Omega Chess Site

To order, phone toll-free 1-888-514-8881.

Omega Chess is copyright 2000 by Somac Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patented D355680 and D356345.

Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants
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Ed's Chess Variants

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