Shifted Chess (H+V)

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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:

Notes

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.

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Inventor

Robert J. Bell[ChVar.com]

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