Welcome to the top 10 forgotten chess pieces! We visit several historic chess variants.
Chess has had a long evolution, and the pieces that we are used to today did not just arrive fully formed as we know them.
Many varied and exotic pieces have battled it out on chess boards all across time and space.
This list is a list of my favourites, ordered from weakest to strongest.
10. Elephant / Al-fil
9. Ferz / Advisor / Minister
8. Jester / Wazir / Schleich
7. The Man
5. Centaur / Princess / Archbishop
3. Empress / Chancellor
Some chess variants featured in this video:
Here are two very old games of Shatranj, featuring the Elephant and the Ferz, that I have covered in the past:
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