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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1996-09-16
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Werner  Schoendorf. Janus Chess. Variant on 10 by 8 board. (10x8, Cells: 80) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2008-01-14 UTC
I believe that the Janus pre-set has the Kings and Queens reversed. Although the reversal looks natural, the rules state: '... the king is at the left of the queen, so the queen still starts at a square of her own color.' I do not think it matters much for the tournament... However, for a serious Janus player who would be familiar with openings it could be an issue. I know that I would not like to play Fide Chess with Kings and Queens reversed.