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It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 By David  Howe. Diagonal Chess. Board turned 45 degrees. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gabriel wrote on 2012-02-22 UTCGood ★★★★
I've been toying with a similar idea for the last couple of days and decided to google it. I'm happy to see other people have also thought of this. All in all, I like your initial board setup but I don't like the knight movement change and the pawn promotion rules are hard to learn. Diagonal chess should be casual, fun and easy, when you are bored of the normal one! In my current design, pawn promotion only happens at the very last square (H8). This might seem near impossible to achieve, but my pawn movement is also different. You can move them in either diagonal and only eat straight forward. Exactly the opposite of the image above. This makes the game completely different and quite fun, as you can group pawns from different lanes together in creative formations. I have also toyed with dropping one of the bishops instead of the 8th pawn. The initial board setup is thus different, with a knight by each rook, the 8th pawn in the center, and the queen and bishop adjacent to the king.