And now, FIDE has just released a whole new variant. This one isn't too radical. Well, depending on how you look at it. It's certainly nothing like Fischerandom, for instance, which has all the usual pieces standing on different squares at the starting position.
It's a new piece!
The World Chess Federation today unveiled the new chess piece that they hope will revive flagging interest in the ancient board game. Fears that teenagers were more interested in Playstation games such as ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and ‘Gangs of London’ had persuaded the WCF to update the once-popular game.
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