Tutti-Frutti Chess

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a8 black chancelor
b8 black knight
c8 black bishop
d8 black champion
e8 black king
f8 black queen
g8 black archbishop
h8 black rook
a7 black pawn
b7 black pawn
c7 black pawn
d7 black pawn
e7 black pawn
f7 black pawn
g7 black pawn
h7 black pawn
a2 white pawn
b2 white pawn
c2 white pawn
d2 white pawn
e2 white pawn
f2 white pawn
g2 white pawn
h2 white pawn
a1 white chancelor
b1 white knight
c1 white bishop
d1 white champion
e1 white king
f1 white queen
g1 white archbishop
h1 white rook
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2 2
1 1
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Tutti-Frutti Chess, starting position

Tutti-Frutti Chess is a chess variant invented by Ralph Betza and Philip Cohen in 1978. It has been played regularly in tournaments and correspondence games.[1]


The game is played using a standard chessboard, and follows all the rules and conventions of standard chess, with one difference: the queen's rooks are replaced by empresses (rook plus knight), the queens are replaced by amazons, the king's bishops are replaced by queens and the king's knights are replaced by princesses. All other pieces are unchanged. A king may castle with a rook or empress, and pawns may promote to any piece that was on the board at the beginning of the game except the king (amazon, queen, empress, princess, rook, bishop, or knight).[1]


  1. ^ a b Tutti-Frutti Chess at the Chess Variant Pages

External links[edit]

  • Pathguy.com a simple Tutti-Frutti Chess program by Ed Friedlander