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The Chess Variant Pages

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Soccer Chess I

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

There are several other soccer chess variants. Of course Europeans call it "football chess". If you pick up the ball on your first move, then the move ends when, and only when, the ball is kicked to a empty square. If you kick the ball to an opposing piece, the opponent must kick it during your turn. White is not permitted to score just after kickoff.

The applet seems to follow the rules given by Pritchard, but I do not see how Black can defend against Qd4-e3, with the twin threats of Bc1-e3-d4-d8 and Qd4-e3-e8. I'm working on a machine strategy. 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