Shifted Chess (H+V)

Chess variant

Chess variant whose board has been cut into quarters and connected not properly, but slipped by one square both horizontally and vertically. In the center of the board there is a hole, which acts as a wall, so pieces cannot move through it.

Otherwise the rules of chess apply, with the following differences:


The initial position is central symmetric (as opposed to mirror symmetric), so that both players have their king on the right side. The queen-side bishop and knight are swapped so that the two bishops move on different colours.

Similar variants

Robert J. Bell[]

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