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Omega chess


Omega Chess is a commercial chess variant designed by Daniel McDonald in Toronto. The game is played on a 10x10 board with an extra square dangling off each of the four corners for the wizards. The game is laid out like regular chess with the addition of a champion in the corner and a wizard diagonally behind each champion (see diagram on right).

The New Pieces

  • Champion: moves one or two spaces like a rook or two spaces diagonally jumping over the intervening square if necessary.

  • Wizard: moves either like a 3x1 knight (instead of a traditional 2x1 knight) or one space diagonally.

Part of the reason for adding the new pieces was to equalize the number of jumping pieces with sliding pieces. There have also been a number of endorsements by grandmasters including Michael Rohde[?] and Alex Sherzer[?].

See also: Capablanca Chess

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