The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Wildebeest Chess, our featured variant for May, 2023.

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Promoter Chess

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

Promoter moves as non-capturing king. No moving your promoter next to your own units." Enemy units moving next to your promoter. may be replaced by any captured unit. If you lost your original queen and promoted a pawn to a queen on the far rank, I did not let you promote a piece to a queen.

Ches with Promoters

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

Bug reports? -- Thank you! Keep them coming!

Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001