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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]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-03-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

I like that the pieces, including the Januses, can hope to usually develop smoothly in this variant, nice for a 10x8 board.


Kevin Pacey wrote on 2017-12-19 UTC

In case the promotion rules for Janus Chess aren't clear, note that at least Fergus' preset for Janus Chess allows for promotion to a Janus piece.


H. G. Muller wrote on 2008-10-15 UTC
Standard Staunton-style piece set for this game:


Gary Gifford wrote on 2008-02-06 UTC
Since the pre-set for Janus Chess has Kings and Queens reversed from that in the rules, I wanted to point out that castling long and short are now reversed. But, to castle Kingside with the current pre-set, the Kings would go to 'i' and the rooks to 'h'... to castle Queenside the Kings would go to 'b' and the Rooks to 'c'... At least that is what I think.

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.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-09-19 UTC
you just have to become a member, then you put up an invitation, see here /play/pbmlogs/index.php anything with 'open' in 'next move for' column is a game that someone is wanting an opponent.

Dan Kelly wrote on 2006-09-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Would anyone like to play a game of Jannus Chess with me on here? Please let me know! Thanks!

Derek Nalls wrote on 2006-06-01 UTC
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George Duke wrote on 2005-03-11 UTC
'JKL,LargeCV': First comment for Janus Chess, which maybe first proposes Janus(B+N) paired on 8x10, a reasonable idea quarter century ago. CVPage 2004 Archbishop Chess copies the piece-mix and shifts Janus(Cardinal) to d & g. Cardinal is marginally more logical than Marshall(R+N); both compounds go back to 17th-century Carrera's.

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