This page contains one or more presets for playing a game online with Game Courier, an online server for playing Chess variants by correspondence.
The following preset makes a reasonably good validity check of Scorpion moves, etc. Moves are automated, including castling and the 'en passant' move. Pieces can be moved by pointing and clicking. When promoting a Scorpion, it will automatically turn into a Queen. Should you prefer another piece then you must type it manually (e.g., add N a8; capture a7). Use small piece-letters for black. E-mails to your opponent are generated, but you can play online by intermittently pressing the browser's update button.
The two oblique moves in the image are the
Scorpions two extra movement possibilities.
It can only capture like a regular pawn.
See also: Randomscorpions Chess
You can download a Zillions implementation here.
See also my other Game Courier presets.
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 M Winther.
Web page created: 2006-06-12. Web page last updated: 2006-06-12