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  Chess Variant Applets
Classic variant in which pieces are returned to their squares of origin if possible.
Thirty-eight square variant with the option to change the identity of the unit that was just moved.
West Indian variant in which a guarded unit may be captured only if it gives discovered check.
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  Chess variant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grid chess: the board is overlaid with a grid of lines; for a move to be legal, it must cross at least one of these lines.
Stanley random chess: approximately 50% of moves are "adjusted" in a seemingly random fashion by a computer, although it is claimed to be according to a complex set of rules.
The popularity of these chess variants may be limited to their respective places of origin (as is largely the case for shogi), or worldwide, as is the case for xiangqi which is played by overseas Chinese everywhere.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chess_variant   (2293 words)

 Three-dimensional chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Probably the most familiar 3D chess variant to the general public in the early 21st century is the game of Tri-Dimensional Chess (Tri-D Chess), which can be seen in many Star Trek TV episodes and movies, starting with the original series and proceeding in updated forms throughout the subsequent movies and spinoff series.
Another SF 3D chess game is Cheops or Pyramid chess, mentioned in the Dune novels of Frank Herbert, which has the object of simultaneously placing one's opponent in checkmate and one's own Queen at the apex of the pyramidal board.
Millennium 3D Chess* is a similar 3D chess variant which is also played on three standard 8 by 8 chess boards (3x8x8).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Three_dimensional_chess   (848 words)

 Grand chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grand chess is a large chess variant invented by Dutch games designer Christian Freeling in 1984 and is considered by many to be one of the very best of its type.
The marshall moves like a knight and a rook of standard chess; the cardinal moves like the knight and the bishop.
The White rooks alone are positioned on the first rank which makes it easier for them to get active earlier by not being as blocked by the other pieces as they are in standard chess.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grand_Chess   (408 words)

 Chess Guide > Fisher Random Chess
Fischer Random Chess (also called Chess 960, Fischerandom chess, FR chess, or FullChess) is a chess variant created by Grandmaster Bobby Fischer (who was world chess champion from 1972 until 1975).
Fischer's goal was to create a chess variant in which chess creativity and talent would be more important than memorization and analysis of opening moves.
The first Fischer Random Chess tourney was held in Yugoslavia in the spring of 1996, and was won by Grandmaster Peter Leko.
www.chess.freegames.eu.com /variants/fisher_random_chess.html   (3624 words)

 1999 Large Chess Variant Contest Index
Vyrémorn Chess is a fantasy chess variant designed with the relatively unique feature of being played diagonally on a board of two overlapping square areas, using both new and traditional pieces.
The second goal for B.O. Chess is to de-emphasize the center of the board by providing "outer" pieces which actually lose power when they move close to the center.
Among the most frequently used variant chess pieces are the variant "queens," the chancellor (rook+knight) and cardinal (bishop+knight).
www.frontiernet.net /~alcove/chess/largecontestindex1.html   (1519 words)

 Amazon.com: Popular Chess Variants (Batsford Chess Books (Paperback)): Books: D.B. Pritchard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is the thoroughness of study of orthodox chess, and the wealth of literature on the subject, that makes chess variants attractive.
Since chess variants are little studied, so the theory goes, the winner should be determined by the greater skill, not the greater library.
Chess variant enthusiasts will inevitably be disappointed that Pritchard left out their favorites.
www.amazon.com /Popular-Chess-Variants-Batsford-Paperback/dp/0713485787   (1406 words)

 Varying Chess
The Encyclopedia of Chess Variants when I realized that one of the things I liked about Hecatomb is its simplicity.
Castling in orthodox Chess allows the player a chance to build a shelter for the king, but in Ur chess not only is there no castling, the pawns are moved forward, leaving a huge space behind them, which is hard to defend.
Chess Diagram Construction Utility for the illustrations used in this essay.
www.thegamesjournal.com /articles/VaryingChess.shtml   (1354 words)

However, for his or her first turn, the second player may not place his or her knight on the exact 'mirror' of the square on which the first player's knight was placed (e.g.
Neither of the chess pieces may now land on that space; the only exception to this rule is that a knight may be captured by another knight, & thus required to land on a space that has already been landed on.
A player is removed from the game when his or her game piece is taken by another player with a standard chess knight's move, or when he or she is unable to move without landing on a space with a marker on it.
www.puzz.com /chess.html   (770 words)

 Chess Variants / Bughouse & Other Chess Variants [Chessopolis > Chess Links]
Cardinal Super Chess - Chess on an 10x10 board with the addition of a new type of piece, the "Cardinal".
Power Chess - Interesting idea: chess with one half of the board shifted one square over, creating two extra triangular squares on the middle edges.
Comes with hundreds of games (including many chess variants) built in, and more can be downloaded from their web site as people create them.
www.chessopolis.com /variants.htm   (613 words)

 Multiplayer Chess - 4 Player Set and Pieces
"Chess is no longer a battle, now it's WAR!" The excitement level is dangerously high in this fantastic multiplayer chess variation game.
These multiplayer chess sets can be played by 2, 3 or 4 players on the 20" x 20" board game style chessboard, or play traditional chess for 2 on the reverse side of game board.
The 4 sets of chess pieces include teams of fl, white, silver, and gold.
www.thechessshop.com /sets_multiplayer4.html   (126 words)

 Mini-Chess Variants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The moves of the pieces are as in regular chess, except that pawns cannot take the double first move.
According to Pritchard (The Encyclopedia of Chess Variants,1994), Petty Chess was invented by B. Walker Watson in 1930, and first published in the September 1930 issue of the British Chess Magazine.
Quick Chess was invented by Joe Miccio in 1991, and is published by Amerigames International.
www.ship.edu /~cgboeree/minichessvariants.html   (246 words)

 Cardinal Super Chess & Super Checkers, Inc.
We were all thinking about chess and how much we liked the game when the thought of adding a new piece enthused us.
This chess game has a new piece called the Cardinal and gives players of all levels a chance to use their strategy in combating new opening, middle and end game challenges.
Children and adults have found this variant to be challenging and different.
home.att.net /~maureenjones   (376 words)

 Any Chess Variant fans in the house? [Archive] - RPGnet Forums
I don't know if this counts as a variant, but the bughouse games and most fast clocked games (2 minute chess!) were played under a "speed chess rules" variant.
The only varient is the addition of an extra piece on both sides called a pole or pillar.
There's also an old computer game called "laser chess", where the kings is are laser cannons, and the object is to either capture or zap your opponant's laser.
forum.rpg.net /archive/index.php/t-126061.html   (1027 words)

 Chess Equipment Sale List | Chess House
This major new work surveys all chess openings, providing a guide to every critical main line and featuring descriptions of the typical strategies for both sides.
GM Dzindzichashvili completes his new Black repertoire against 1.d4 by providing the viewer with methods for combating various White systems such as the Trompowsky, the London, the Torre and the Colle.
Victor Korchnoi is one of the greatest figures in chess history, which he has helped to shape for nearly 50 years.
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 Chess Puzzle Games: CrazyChess. Download it now!
Losing Chess often also called Giveaway Chess or Suicide Chess is a chess variant where the goal is to ‘lose’, i.e.
Loosing Chess is very popular game among the children who like to play in chess.
The variant is played in AISE, the Italian Chess Variant Association.
www.bartsoft.com /chesspuzzles/crazy.htm   (598 words)

 Wired News: Unorthodox Chess From an Odd Mind
The point of Chess960 is to free chess from the yoke of memorization.
The opening phase of a chess game as currently played has been subject to a hundred years of scholarship and play, and today players are hard pressed to find so much as a viable pawn push within the first 20 moves that hasn't been thoroughly analyzed.
Fischer then vanished from the chess world for years, re-emerging in 1992 to play and win a reunion match against Spassky, for a reported purse of $5 million.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,68227,00.html   (670 words)

 Chessville - Links - Variants
Chess Variants' Fischer Random page, with history, rules, games, news, interviews with players, etc.
Rules of chess in several languages, as well as numerous articles and links on the game.
Several chess variants based upon the theme of geometric, perfect symmetry.
www.chessville.com /links/links_comp_variants.htm   (354 words)

 Zillions of Games - FAQ
In Grand Chess the engine beat IM David Levy, famous for his bet that a computer wouldn't be able to beat him in such-and-such a time.
It would be quite possible to create a chess engine that plugs into Zillions to play Chess through Zillions' user interface with no change to anyone's Zillions.exe.
Ideally, some day lots of chess engine plug-ins from the strongest commercial chess programs would be sold (at a reduced cost since no GUI is included).
www.zillions-of-games.com /faq.html   (1049 words)

 Chess Variant Club
The revolutionary innovation that XYMYX proposes does not modify importantly the rules of Classic Chess (you play in the same chessboard and whit the same pieces and movements), but it presents changes that place the players in the most egalitarian possible enviroment and creates new options that make the game more dynamic and complex.
Chess Game with a different strategy.Played in colour.This variant chess game has a unique approach.When Pieces capture they both leave the board.Finish the game with the least moves.
Kaissa similar to Chess but is played with more pieces on a larger board.
groups.msn.com /ChessVariantClub/variantlinks.msnw   (268 words)

 Transcendental Chess   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TC is a chess variant where the back rows of pieces is set up in a random position and the bishops are on opposite colored squares.
In Fischer Random Chess the back rows are mirror images but in TC the setup of fl and white is usually different.
What a contrast with Transcendental Chess, in which opening strategy is alive and well, in which the battle begins immediately in an unpredictable position, where a player is on his own from the very first move..
users.aol.com /tranchess   (259 words)

 Shamanic Chess, chess variant   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is also an additional variant of Shamanic Chess where the shamans are allowed to move about freely.
Early queen excursions are not as bad as in regular chess as the queen can always avoid being trapped by turning into a shaman and escape.
In regular chess you sometimes resort to wishful thinking: "If I only could reach that square with the knight, then everything would be resolved!" Now you can reach that square.
hem.passagen.se /melki9/shamanicchess.htm   (423 words)

Magnetic Chess, invented by João Pedro Neto and Claude Chaunier, is August's Recognized Chess Variant of the month.
Resemblances, both with the current chess, and with Chinese chess are remarkable.
Chess problems of 1001 years ago: The right way to check.
www.chessvariants.com /historic.dir/chaturanga.html   (1075 words)

 Speed Chess-the fastest variant on earth
A variant of standard chess that can take just five minutes to play.
This game is based on standard chess, and can be played using the accepted rule book.
In standard chess, it is required that players move then wait for the opponent to move before performing the next move.
modecideas.com /chess.htm   (459 words)

 Links - Aaron's Chess Books
These are favourite chess sites that I find most helpful and fun.
Play just about every variant of chess you ever heard of.
A computer chess focused site that is especially fucused on--- you guessed it--- Rebel, one of the strongest chess engines available.
chess.commentary.net /view/chess/s85p1472.htm   (384 words)

 Fischer Random Chess / Chess960 / FullChess
Fischer Random Chess (also called Chess960, Chess 960, Fischerandom chess, FR chess, or FullChess) is a chess variant created by Grandmaster Bobby Fischer (the World Champion of chess from 1972 until 1975).
In 2001, Leko became the first Fischer Random Chess world champion, defeating Grandmaster Michael Adams in an eight game match played as part of the Mainz Chess Classic.
This particular chess variant has a number of different names.
www.dwheeler.com /essays/Fischer_Random_Chess.html   (3573 words)

 Variant Chess
The British Chess Variants Society was formed in 1997 by contributors and subscribers to the magazine Variant Chess, which was begun in January 1990 and is now published by the Society.
The second edition is now available from Chess Direct, P O Box 18, Mexborough, South Yorks S64 9AR or logon to Chess Direct   Price £15.99 plus postage and packing.
Circular Chess The Circular Chess World Championship 2007 was held in the Tap and Spile in Hungate, Lincoln, on Sunday May 20.
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 Magi - A 10x10 Chess Variant
Pawns can perform a standard Classic Chess En Passant capture move of their opponents' pawns if their opponents move their pawns from their original positions to either the 4th or 5th ranks - if Black, or to the 6th or 7th ranks - if White.
Castling: The King can execute a castle move as in Classic Chess, but when the his Majesty castles, he moves 3 squares in the direction in which he is castling instead of two squares.
Pawns and pawn structures in the center of the board are often employed by the ZOG chess engine as defensive walls behind which the King will hide behind (and direct his Army!), rather than as pieces that are used to help seize control of the middle of the board.
www.themightywizard.com /Chess/ChessPage.htm   (2945 words)

 Chess Clocks - When Tining is Everything
When time is of the essence, every chess player must have a chess clock he can count on.
A chess clock must be rugged enough for blitz play, but also advanced enough to have many timing features.
It is the ideal clock for chess beginners and chess players that are budget conscious and do not need the advanced features offered on other clocks.
www.chesscentral.com /equipment_chess/chess-clock-game-time.htm   (0 words)

 3 MAN CHESS variant in the round
Finally, a Chess variant board has been developed that accommodates three players, without compromising ANY of the rules, strategies, or competitive challenges that make Chess the best board game in the world.
The only changes from conventional chess are some protocol issues that must be followed to maintain order where the teams border each other, which is simple and necessary.
Also, please notice that the trajectory lines orienting from the outer rank, are simply visual aids to help guide diagonal moves passing through the center.
www.3manchess.com   (0 words)

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