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A chess variant is a game derived from, inspired by, or similar to chess. The difference from chess can be one or more of the following:

1. Different Board
2. Fairy Pieces implemented
3. Different goal
4. Four-players games

Different board chess variants Edit

In a Chess Variant the board may be larger or smaller, non-square board shape overall or different spaces used within the board such as triangles or hexagons instead of squares.

Fairy pieces implemented Edit

A fairy chess piece (often in shortened form fairy piece) or unorthodox chess piece (or in shortened form unorthodox piece) is a chess piece not used in conventional chess, but used in certain chess variants and some chess problems. These pieces vary in movement abilities and possible additional properties.

Different goal Edit

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Some chess variants have a different goal. An example is Breakthrough (shown at right). It is played with only pawns and the winner is the first player which promotes one of them.

Four-player games Edit

Some chess variant are played by four players at the same time. An example is Bughouse, which involves two teams of two players each.

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