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The Chess Variant Pages


Invented in 1966 by Yakov Brusky, this board has 84 hexagonal cells with a different orientation from Glinski chess which leads to different pawns movements.

Each team has a classical set of pieces except there are 10 pawns and 3 bishops (hexagonal boards have 3 different colors instead of 2 like in orthodox chess)


Initial setup

84 hexagonal cells board

Pieces moves

Same move as Glinski chess (see below "Gliński's chess movements")

Differences from Glinski chess are:

Pawns movement

Pawns can move forward to one adjacent cell, or 2 if first move (see green dots)

Capture is made forward in diagonal to a same-color cell, plus one same-color cell forward if first move (see red dots).

"En passant" captures are permitted.

Gliński's chess movements

The King

The Queen

The Bishop

The Rook

The Knight

The Pawn

Double step from starting position if possible. If a pawn captures from its starting cell to another pawn starting cell, it keeps its double cell start ability for another turn. See crosses for captures. "En passant" captures are possible.


Rules were invented in 1966 by Yakov Brusky.

Jocly implementation