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Fianchetto Chess. Rooks and bishops switched in opening setup. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2009-12-05 UTC
GM Lasker proposed and played a little in the teens of the 20th Century switching the Bishop and Knight. No one did the Bishop and Rook.

Adrian Alvarez de la Campa wrote on 2006-04-06 UTC
Fianchetto Chess was the unlikely inspiration for my Swapmate Chess, in which you can go from FIDE to Fianchetto in only four moves.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-04-05 UTC
bond james bond?
he he :)

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-04-04 UTC
Best not to play this variant then, Christine, or Bond James Bond may wish
to have a word with you.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-04-04 UTC
rooks are not in the corner.
i think it always makes sense for no castling, makes exciting chess.

Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-04-03 UTC
Does it make any sense to have no castling in this variant? Castling doesn't just serve the purpose of getting the rooks out of the corners. It helps get the King out of the center of the board.

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