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Janus Chess

Janus Chess is a popular German chess variation. It is played on 10 x 8 chess board and introduces a new piece - janus - which combines the abilities of a knight and a bishop. It means that a janus can make both bishop-like diagonal moves and knight-like L-shaped jumps. Each player starts a game with two januses and each janus occupy the corresponding square between a rook and a knight. The following picture shows the starting position of Janus Chess:

The rules are the same as for standard Chess with the following differences:
  • When a pawn reaches the last row (from the player's point of view), it can be promoted to a queen, a rook, a bishop, a knight or a janus.
  • The castling is made, like in standard Chess, with a king and a rook. However, the final position of these pieces after the castling is different. These pictures display how the castling is made to both sides (before and after the move):



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See also: Chess, Chinese Chess, Japanese Chess, Corner Chess, Fortress Chess, Horde Chess, Loop Chess, Anti Chess, Extinction Chess, Maharajah Chess, Three Checks Chess, Dark Chess, Atomic Chess, Janus Chess, Embassy Chess, Screen Chess, Crazy Screen Chess, Cylinder Chess, Amazon Chess, Berolina Chess, Fischer Random Chess, Legan Chess, Knight Relay Chess, Grand Chess, Capablanca Random Chess, Los Alamos Chess, Ambiguous Chess, Minishogi, Dice Chess, Recycle Chess, Ice Age Chess, Behemoth Chess, Cheshire Cat Chess, Knightmate Chess, Racing Kings, Dice Chess 10x10, Massacre Chess
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