The Chess Variant Pages

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Turncoat Chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

One square is chosen at random after each move. If there is a unit, except a king, on that square, the unit changes sides.

Since this is a computer rather than a physical chess set, units can turn regardless of what is already off the board.

I decided that a unit that turns cannot capture the enemy king immediately afterwards.

Turncoat Chess -- Hans Bodlander

Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants
Hans Bodlaender's Chess Applet

Ed's 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