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Net Chess

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

All standard rules apply, except as follows: In addition to their normal moves, any piece, except the King, may move from its square to one of the intersections that are the corners of its square. Any piece on an intersection may move either to any other empty intersection, or to one of the squares that the intersection is a corner of -- if it is empty.

Notes: A Pawn moving from an intersection to the 8th rank does not promote. Pawns on the 1st rank cannot make a double move; Pawns must be on the 2nd rank to make the double move. A piece on an intersection does not block moves along a diagonal which crosses that intersection, such as a King's, Queen's, or Bishop's move, or a Pawn capture.

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Sample Games of "Net Chess" played on Game Courier.

Board graphic by David Howe, for his Intergrid Chess.

This 'user submitted' page is a collaboration between the posting user and the Chess Variant Pages. Registered contributors to the Chess Variant Pages have the ability to post their own works, subject to review and editing by the Chess Variant Pages Editorial Staff.

By Tony Quintanilla.
Web page created: 2006-05-09. Web page last updated: 2006-05-14