Hi! I’m Korney. I will tell you about unusual chess. This is chess for three players. The rules are almost the same as those of regular chess. But a game develops completely differently. There are unexpected changes. There are special nuances. And this is a good reason for three friends to come together. Chess arose a very long time. They are not less than 1500 years old. It was in India. But many information is lost for centuries. Most likely chess is more ancient game. I read that there was a special variant of chess in Persia. Four-player chess. Each player played against three players. Now there are chess for four people. But this is a team game. Two people play against two people. These are two teams. There is nothing fundamentally new in that game. There were special nuances in ancient Persian chess. There were not two but several opposing sides. This game was recommended to people involved in politics. It developed diplomacy. Three-player chess have similar properties. When there are only two opposing sides, the game is very straightforward. Damage to an enemy is always good for you. But everything turns out different when there are three opposing sides. Damage to an enemy, may not be beneficial to you. Everything turns out to be much more complicated and interesting. It reminds the old Chinese parable. A wise monkey sits on a mountain. It watches as two tigers fight. As a result, the monkey is the winner. Because the tigers destroy each other. We must try to be a wise monkey in such chess. But this is very difficult. There is one apparent lack of such chess. Two players can unite against the third player. In this case, the third player has virtually no chance of winning. But there are rules that prevent this. There are different versions of the rules. I like this option – “first checkmate” A first checkmate finishes the game. A player who puts a checkmate is a winner. Two other players lose equally. It doesn’t matter which one got a checkmate, and who did not. That game becomes very interesting. Because the opponents attack and defend each other. Suppose I play for white chess pieces. And I see that “Black” can put in checkmate “Red”. I will protect “Red” in this situation. If I do not do it I will lose too. There are many situations in this game. It’s always very fun when I play with my friends this chess. Because everyone gives advice to each other. Everyone warns of insidiousness. A comrade can protect you. But then he will attack you. This gives rise to strong emotions. I will say again that the rules of these chess are almost the same as those of ordinary chess. But there are minor differences. The position of a king and queen is different. A king always on the right. That is, a king is always on a black square. And special is a passage through the center of the board. Squares are located just like on a regular board in other places. But that’s different in the center. At one point not four cells touch but six. Therefore, this zone is special. If a chess piece is moving straight, then everything is clear. For example, here is the rook. The rook moves straight. It turns out a small angle in the center. That is, white and black cells alternate. If a chess piece moves diagonally, then it turns out to be a bit more complicated. Because the diagonal splits in the center. The bishop moves diagonally. At first everything is as usual. But the diagonal can be continued in this way in the center. Or in this way. It depends on the desire of a player. That is, the movement is made on black squares that touch the corners. And similarly in white squares. In this way. Or in this way. These are all the differences. If you do not understand something. You can find information on the Internet about how different chess pieces pass through the center. But I think that these explanations are enough. Three-player chess is taught to see the world as a whole. Develop diplomacy. Three-player chess gives an understanding that damaging an enemy is not always advantageous. Three-player chess teaches that to act wisely is better than mindlessly and aggressively. Try three-player chess. Subscribe to the channel. Thumbs up. It was Korney. Bye. I also want to say, I heard that this is the favorite game of our President Putin.