JESTER, the incredible java chess applet!
Quick start : bullet Set Jester's play time (may use default settings) :
- number of seconds per move, or
- number of minutes per game, or
- K.O. game in x minutes with bonus time per move. bullet Select side color for Jester. bullet Then click [New Game] button to start a new game. bullet To play a move, click the piece to move and click his destination square. bullet Tip : Jester is playable without connexion (offline mode). So, you know how to save money... Options : bullet "Spy" mode :
Enabled : Jester will display his best variant. bullet "Turbo" mode :
Enabled : Jester will use hash-table for playing - as possible -  a best game. bullet Hide white & black pieces :
These options allow you to play a half or full-blindfold game. bullet Variations of chess game :
- Standard : the standard chess game.
- One-Step-Beyond : white pawns are on the 3rd rank, black pawns on the 6th rank.
- Vaureal Dawn : knights & bishops switch their initial position on board.
- Crazy Horses : bishops are replaced by knights.
- Lethal Amazones : knights & bishops are replaced by queens.
- Throne of chaos : like as Fischerandom game. bullet Edit mode :
- Click [Modification] button to enter in edit mode. Select a piece with [Select Piece] button and click on the square to place a new piece. When all done, click again [Modification] button to leave edit mode.
Then, click [New game] button to start a game with the new position. White side always plays first. Other buttons : bullet Oops! :
Take bake last player move. Not allowed in K.O. game. bullet Exit :
Quit Jester.
JESTER works better with Netscape Navigator 4.0x or Internet Explorer 4.0x
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