Chess Variants – Kriegspiel

Kriegspiel is a chess variant in which players don’t see the whole board. A referee is needed.

It is included in my book “My Favourite Chess Variants” which is at

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  1. We played this is the school chess club back in the 50s and 60s. It was very popular.

  2. In Kriegspiel, the umpire gives the location of each capture.

  3. The way that referee works reminds me a lot of luzhanqi.

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