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This page is written by the game's inventor, Lev Grigoriev. This game is a favorite of its inventor.

Faceoff Chess

Suddenly created chess variant.

Setup & pieces are standard.


Kings can't be in one orthogonal (horizontal and vertical) or diagonal line without pieces between them (face each other).

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, tap here to see it.

This 'user submitted' page is a collaboration between the posting user and the Chess Variant Pages. Registered contributors to the Chess Variant Pages have the ability to post their own works, subject to review and editing by the Chess Variant Pages Editorial Staff.

By Lev Grigoriev.

Last revised by Lev Grigoriev.

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