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Modern Chess

 

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Modern chess was invented by Gabriel Vicente Maura in 1968. Played on a 9x9 board, 1 extra fairy piece is involved:

  • The Prime Minister (aka Archbishop or Cardinal): moves and captures like Knight + Bishop

If never played, one (and only one) Bishop can be switched with an adjacent Queen, Knight or Minister. This is counted as a turn.

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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Play Janus Chess online

Janus Chess

 

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Janus Chess was invented in 1978 by Werner Schöndorf from Bildstock, Germany. Played on a 10x8 board, 1 fairy piece involved:

  • The Janus (aka Archbishop or Cardinal): moves and captures like Knight + Bishop

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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Play Reformed Courier Chess online

Reformed Courier Chess

 

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In 2011 Clément Begnis proposed this modern version of the medieval Courier Chess. Full details available on his site: Reformed Courier-Spiel.

Three fairy pieces are used: the Archer, the Champion and the Paladin.

  • The Archer (can jump)

  • The Champion (can jump)

  • The Paladin (can jump)

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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Play Sultanspiel Chess variant online

Sultanspiel

 

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Played on a 11x11 board, probably from Germany, 3 fairy pieces:

  • The Commander: moves and captures like Queen + Knight

  • The Adjutant: moves and captures like Bishop + Knight

  • The Marshall: moves and captures like Rook + Knight

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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Play Grand Chess online

Grand Chess

 

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Grand Chess is a 10x10 chess variant invented in 1984 by the Dutch game designer Christian Freeling. Two fairy pieces are used:

  • The Marshal: moves and captures like Knight + Rook

  • The Cardinal: moves and captures like Knight + Bishop

Pawns may promote on 8th and 9th ranks, must promote on 10th rank.

Promotions only allowed to replace captured pieces.

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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Play Kaiserspiel Chess variant online

Kaiserspiel Chess (Kaiser game)

 

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Probably coming from Germany, Kaiserspiel is played on a 10x10 board, with 2 fairy pieces:

  • The Commander: moves and captures like Queen + Knight

  • The Adjutant: moves and captures like Bishop + Knight

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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Play Gothic Chess online

Gothic Chess

 

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Ed Trice derived this variant from Capablanca Chess in 2002 by only changing the initial setup. And patended it...

Hopefully the patent expired in 2006.

Played on a 10x8 board, 2 fairy pieces are involved:

  • The Chancellor: moves and captures like Knight + Rook

  • The Archbishop: moves and captures like Knight + Bishop

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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Play Chancellor Chess online

Chancellor Chess

 

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Invented by the American Ben Foster in 1889, this 9x9 chess variant uses one fairy piece:

  • The Chancellor: moves and captures like Rook + Knight

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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Play Hyderabad Chess online

Hyderabad Chess

 

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A large Indian chess variant with 3 fairy extra pieces by Shir Muhammad Khan Iman, 1797-1798. No double step move for pawns, no castle, promotion only possible to get captured pieces back.

Used fairy pieces:

  • The Amazon: moves and captures like Queen + Knight

  • The Marshall: moves and captures like Rook + Knight

  • The Cardinal: moves and captures like Bishop + Knight

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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Play Carrera Chess online

Carrera Chess

 

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Pietro Carrera was an Italian author, priest, historian, and chess player. He invented this 10x8 chess variant with 2 new pieces: the Centor (later known as Archbishop) and the Champion (later known as Chancellor). This game was described in a book "Il Gioco degli Scacchi" from 1617.

Used fairy pieces:

  • The Champion: moves and captures like Knight + Rook

  • The Centor: moves and captures like Knight + Bishop

Please have a look at rules and games details for more information.

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