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The Chess Variant Pages

Mir Chess presets for Game Courier

Created by David Paulowich, Mir Chess is a game whose army is more powerful than Shatranj but less powerful than Chess. It lacks Queens and Bishops, and in their place it has a General that moves as a Bishop or Wazir and Elephants that can leap diagonally one or two spaces. It comes in two variants. In Mir Chess 32, each player begins with 16 pieces, and one Rook has been replaced by a Cannon. In Mir Chess 36, each player begins with 18 pieces, so that each player has 2 Rooks and 2 Cannons.

WWW Page Created: 13 February 2006.
Presets designed by David Paulowich, programmed by Fergus Duniho