The Pychess Tag
Pychess is a free, open-source chess server designed to play several chess variants. Currently supported games are Makruk, Makpong, Ouk Chatrang, Sittuyin, Shogi, Minishogi, Kyoto shogi, Dobutsu shogi, Gorogoro shogi, Xiangqi, Manchu, Janggi, Minixiangqi, Placement, Crazyhouse, Atomic, S-chess, Capablanca, Gothic, Grand, Shako, Shogun, Orda, Synochess, Hoppel-Poppel, Shinobi, Empire, Orda Mirror, S-house (S-chess+Crazyhouse), Capahouse (Capablanca+Crazyhouse), Grandhouse (Grand+Crazyhouse), and Chess. Additionally, you can check the Chess960 option for Chess, Crazyhouse, Atomic, S-chess, Capablanca, and Capahouse to start games from random positions with Chess960 castling rules. For move generation, validation, analysis, and engine play, we use Fairy-Stockfish, fairyfishnet, and lichess-bot-variants. On client side, the user interface of the game board is based on chessgroundx. The source code of the server is available on GitHub.
- Orda Chess. Asymmetric variant where one army has pieces that move like knights but capture differently. (0)
- Orda Mirror. Symmetric battle using the Horde armies from Orda Chess. (0)
- Shogun Chess. Pieces promote and can be dropped, similar to Shogi. (0)
- Synochess. Asymmetric west vs east variant where the western chess army plays against a Chinese and Korean-inspired army. (0)