Shrink Chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

If your move empties a rank or file, it disappears permanently.

Pawns can make the initial double move only if there are still eight ranks.

To save programming space, I decided that all pawn promotions produce queens, and I have disallowed castling if any involved columns are lost.

Thanks to Emiliano Venturini for help with the debugging (Oct. 2003).

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These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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