A straight forward game looking into the main strategies to use and NEW RULES changes.
I hope you enjoy;)
Four Player Chess Rules:

Free For All
Pieces move and capture like always (though there is no en passant at this time)
Points are usually earned by capturing live (colored) pieces:
Pawns: +1
Knights: +3
Bishops and Rooks: +5
Queens: +9
Kings are +20
Checkmate eliminates a player and earns +20 points
Your pawns promote to Queens on your 8th rank (at the center of the board)
Promoted Queens are worth only 1 point
Dead (grey) pieces in the armies of eliminated players do not provide points
Delivering a double-check is worth +5, and triple-checks are worth +15
When a player resigns or times out, leaving two or more active players on the board, their King remains live and is still worth +20 to whoever can capture it; but if there are only two players remaining, the remaining player will be given +20 points
The player with the most points at the end, wins!
If a position is repeated 5 times the game will auto-draw and reward +10 to all remaining players
If 100 plys are made without a capture or pawn move the game will end immediately and award +10 to all remaining players
If Stalemate occurs the stalemated player will be removed and +10 will be rewarded to all the remaining players
The current time control is 1 minute with a 15 second delay. That means each player has 15 seconds to complete their move and after 15 seconds their total game time will start ticking down. Players are eliminated when their time runs out!


  1. This is a analysis of my game, I played and then (only afterwards) I commentated showing my ideas, plans and mistakes me and my opponents made:) All my commentaries so far are voice-over. It helps me learn from my mistakes and I hope you can find it instructive too:)

  2. I made top 5 (6th when you checked leaderboard) the other day! 1846…Then I came third in a game and dropped to 1806. Not quite top ten anymore, I don't think

  3. I think if you are in first place and are still competing with third place, then it is at your discretion whether you want to resign and give 3rd place 20 points or try and checkmate 3rd place without trading so much material where 3rd becomes 2nd.

    Additionally, if you are STALEMATING then you should not be given 15 points. if you STALEMATED like blue in this case, then you should be rewarded for turning a losing position into a draw.

  4. Winning technique against players below 1600: Stay solid, do nothing, grab the pieces blundered left and right.

  5. Thank you for all the videos and commentary! You helped me reach 1648… and I’m currently 1613! And of course I play the dubious opening. Where’s the video you posted today?

  6. There is a random cursor in the middle of the screen.

  7. Nice game. I haven't played 4 person chess yet but it looks fun.

  8. I always ended up with at least 2nd position after watching your videos! Thank you 😀

  9. Look at Yellow's position at 12:00 then look at it at 19:00. He ate that entire side of Yellow's board.

  10. I like your tactics. Very interesting and useful.

  11. 27:35 terrible blunder?? BxQ by blue either loses both 1p queens, or 1p queen and a rook. If blue and red then team, you're possibly just lost

  12. Been playing ‘dubious’ for a week really like it…rating has jumped!

  13. I want to thank you a lot. I have seen a lot of videos of 4 players chess. And yours are very enjoyables and instructives, plus they are so much relaxing… But when i play it seems i can only loose, jaja. My elo is under 1100, But playing dubious openning i am starting to win even to very strong oponents. Jeje
    P.D. sorry for my english.

  14. I don't but i use to play WC3, and in that game that last man standing wins the ffa. That's what i'm use to. Points and second place change the game. I was playing vs this one interesting player who used his knights to help expand pawns. It was genious! Normaly people don't want to exchange bishops for knights cause the points don't add up in their favor. So pawns would be used to trade with knights. But knights are pawn killers. They dance around the pawns till they win the trades. Very interesting concept cause how much value can we give knights if well used?

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