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Gothic Chess

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Gothic Chess, starting position

Gothic Chess is a chess variant derived from Capablanca Chess by Ed Trice. It was patented in 2002, but the patent expired in 2006.

It is played on the same 10x8 board and additional pieces as in Capablanca Chess. The only difference is the starting position, which is shown right.


In 2004, Trice organized the Gothic Chess Computer World Championship, which was won by his own Gothic Vortex computer program.

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