The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Marseillais Chess, our featured variant for February, 2024.

This page is written by the game's inventor, Petar Djurickovic.

Short Leaper Chess


Same as Orthodox Chess, except for the following differences:

Rooks can slide 1 square orthogonally or leap 2 squares orthogonally.

Bishops can slide 1 square diagonally or leap 2 squares diagonally.

Queens can move 1 square or leap 2 in any direction. Or optionally both players can decide to play with Orthodox queens, or with queens that can slide (but not leap) 2 squares in any direction.

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By Petar Djurickovic.

Last revised by Petar Djurickovic.

Web page created: 2023-02-14. Web page last updated: 2023-05-06