If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Chess-Merels here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Take turns placing pieces on an empty board, none adjacent to a friend. When all are placed, take turns moving a piece. If you complete a line of three adjacent pieces, remove the last piece moved by the opponent. No displacement capturing, no checks. Win by getting five in a row or capturing all but two of the opposing units. V R Parton, 1970.

Chess Variants

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These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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