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Trafalgar Chess

Most historical battles have paralel front lines. The British at the Battle of Trafalgar used two columns of ships against the enemy front line in order to create total chaos. This chess variant was inspired by the famous battle. 

Trafalgar Chess turns upside down the chess openings and creates an entirely new strategy. 


The setup looks like this:


Four extra Pawns per player are needed.


All chess rules apply. 


This game, together with my other game Scramble can be played against Stockfish. You only need some extra pieces and a different setup for each game. 

I played both games and they both look great. You no longer have to worry about memorizing chess openings. Just enjoy the game!

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By Florin Lupusoru.

Last revised by Florin Lupusoru.

Web page created: 2024-03-06. Web page last updated: 2024-03-08