3. Chess variants with fairy chess pieces


These chess variants involve new chess pieces, which do not exist in standard chess, but are similar to those.

Chancellor and archbishop

Chancellor = Rook + Knight

Archbishop = Bishop + Knight

The chancellor combines the power of the rook and the knight. The archbishop combines the power of the bishop and the knight.


Capablanca's Chess

10x8 board, with chancellor and archbishop.

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Gothic Chess

Like Capablanca's Chess, but different setup.

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Janus Chess

10x8 board, with two archbishops.

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Almost Chess

Chancellor replaces the queen.

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Sort of Almost Chess

White has chancellor instead of queen. Black still has queen.

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Chigorin Chess

White has chancellor and knights, and Black has queen and bishops.

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Superqueen and short rook

Superqueen = Queen + Knight

Short rook = Rook ≤ 4

The superqueen combines the power of the queen and the knight.

The short rook can move only four squares at once.


Superqueen Chess

Superqueen replaces the queen.

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Superqueen Chess II.

There are both queen and superqueen.

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Short Rook Chess

One of the rooks is a short rook.

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Short Rook Chess II.

Both rooks are short rooks.

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Top-heavy Chess

Queens are stronger, and rooks are weaker.

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Half Top-heavy Chess

White has top-heavy set against Black's usual set.

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Perfect Chess

All rook-bishop-knight combinations occur exactly once.

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Other


Nightrider Chess

One knight is a nightrider: it can continue leaping in the same direction in one move.

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Nightrider Chess II.

Both knights are nightriders.

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Nightrider Chess III.

Wider board with even more nightriders.

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Augmented Knight (D2)

The knights can jump two fields diagonally too.

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Augmented Knight (D1)

The knights can move one field diagonally too.

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Augmented Knight (O2)

The knights can jump two fields orthogonally too.

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Augmented Knight (O1)

The knights can move one field orthogonally too.

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