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Faceoff Chess

Suddenly imagined simple chess variant.

Setup & pieces are standard.


Kings can't be in one straight (horizontal and vertical) or diagonal line without pieces between them (face each other). Simply, they threaten each other like Queens.

All other rules are as in FIDE. Your aim is to checkmate.

So king vs king + 2 knights position is not draw.


Faceoff Chess is playable here on Game Courier.

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By Lev Grigoriev.

Last revised by Lev Grigoriev.

Web page created: 2023-05-01. Web page last updated: 2023-07-16