Codrus Chess

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From 1844. Codrus was a king of Athens who deliberately got himself killed in battle to fulfill a prophecy saving his town.

Captures are mandatory. Force your opponent to capture your king.

Chess Variants

Meet Ed

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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