How to play
Capablanca Chess

Created by José Raúl Capablanca, and played on a 10x8 board with the addition of the chancellor and archbishop.

Introduction

Former World Chess Champion José Raúl Capablanca created Capablanca Chess in an effort to evolve the chess away from the traditional game. In doing so, he introduced two new pieces, the Archbishop and the Chancellor, and extended the board horizontally.

Starting Position

The Archbishop sits on C1 and the Chancellor on H1, between the Bishops and Knights.
Board is interactive - make a move

Moves of the Pieces

Capablanca Chess adds an Archbishop and a Chancellor, both of which combine the power of a Knight with another either a Rook or a Bishop.

Archbishop
Archbishop

The Archbishop moves as if a Bishop and a Knight.

Moves like a Knight that can attack the diagonals too, like a Bishop.
Board is interactive - make a move
Chancellor
Chancellor

The Chancellor moves as if a Rook and a Knight

Moves like a Knight, which can also attack horizontally and vertically like a Rook
Board is interactive - make a move

Pawn Promotion

A Pawn can also promote to an Archbishop or Chancellor, in addition to a Queen, Bishop, Rook or Knight

Castling

The King move 3 squares for both for kingside and queenside castling, rather than the normal two.

The King moves three squares when castling.
Board is interactive - make a move

En Passant

En passant rules remains the same as Standard Chess.

Check and Checkmate

Check and Checkmate rules remain the same as Standard Chess.

Stalemate

Stalemate conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.

Draw

Draw conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.

Winning

Winning conditions remain the same as Standard Chess.

Footnote

Capablanca Chess inspired further variations itself, some of which that can be played at EvoChess.com, such as Grand Chess and Embassy Chess.

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