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a wargame based chess variant with incomplete information invented by Henry Michael Temple in 1899. A player only knows the position of his own pieces, while his opponent’s pieces are “in the dark”, ie. they are invisible. A Kriegspiel player has to guess the state of the game and progress to checkmate being in the dark about the history of moves. The most widespread rules are those used on the Internet Chess Club, where Kriegspiel is called Wild 16 [2] .

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Kriegspiel PGN Notation v0.9 » Portable Game Notation




  1. H. G. Wells playing a wargame: This illustration was first published in The Illustrated London News, January 25, 1913, Wikimedia Commons, Little Wars from Wikipedia
  2. ICC Help: Kriegspiel
  3. Dap Hartmann (2011). Review: The Dark Side of the Board: Advances in Chess Kriegspiel. ICGA Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3
  4. Les Grandes Misères de la guerre from Wikipedia
  5. Thirty Years' War from Wikipedia

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