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Herculean Chess

This page contains one or more presets for playing game online with Game Courier, an online server for playing Chess variants by correspondence.

Herculean Chess is a 12x12 square board variant with new flying versions of the rooks and bishops. These compliment two pairs of jumpers: Knights and Zebras that are augmented with Ferz and Wazir movements. Ten ninja pawns round off the standard army of 12 pawns, 2 bishops, 2 rooks, queen and king.

The rules are exactly as in standard chess except for flexible castling, and piece/pawn movement.


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There are two versions of the game: the first version features the Ferz-Sorcerer and Wazir Sorcerer while the second replaces them with the Sorcerer Knights.


Click here to start the preset for main version of Herculean Chess


Click here to start the preset for alternate version of Herculean Chess


Logs for Herculean Chess


Ninja Pawn
Flying Chariot
Flying Bishop
Ferz Sorcerer
Wazir Sorcerer
Ferz Knight
Wazir Knight
Sorcerer Knight

Example Games

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Open Cut and thrust game


A blunder by black and white is a piece up throughout but then unexpectedly black capitalizes when white leaves the backrank vulnerable.


Black values the sorcerer-knight more than the bishop and exchanges accordingly. White however outplays black in the end and wins.



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By Charles Daniel.
Web page created: 2008-06-12. Web page last updated: 2008-06-12