Learn the rules to the Capablanca Chess quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules. For a refresher of the original Chess rules, check out this video:
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Layout a 10 by 8 board. On the white side, arrange the second row with pawns, then the first row goes: Rook, knight, archbishop, bishop, queen, king, bishop, chancellor, knight, rook. Mirror this arrangement with the black pieces. Take note that the kings are on their matching color instead of the queens. There are 2 new pieces: the archbishop and the chancellor. The archbishop combines the powers of a bishop and a knight allowing it to move diagonally in a straight line or jump over pieces in an L shape. You may not perform both the L move and diagonal in a single move, it is one or the other. The chancellor combines the powers of a rook and a knight allowing it to move laterally in a straight line or jump over pieces in an L shape, but not combine the two in a single move.
Castling is still allowed with the King moving 3 spaces towards the rook instead of 2. A pawn can promote to the archbishop or chancellor. The first player to checkmate their opponent, wins.