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External Link: Crazyhouse No Retreat Morphy Chess

This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.

Plays like normal Crazyhouse, except the Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight have no backwards move unless they are on the final rank. Any piece on the final rank can leap 7 squares directly backwards (orthogonally) to the first rank. Pawns promote to Dabbaba or Alfil. 
There is 1 other variant, called 'Crazyhouse No Retreat Whatsoever Morphy Chess'. This variant plays without the '7 square backwards leap'. 

The name 'Morphy' in the title is there because 'Crazyhouse Morphy Chess' makes you play like Morphy! It forces sacs, and makes for wild open play!

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By Christine Bagley-Jones.
Web page created: 2006-12-03. Web page last updated: 2006-12-03