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Chinese Chess

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

Chinese Chess is probably the world's most popular chess variant. There are many programs that are much better than this demonstration applet.

Hans Bodlaender on Chinese Chess

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