Attacking style, will it pay off?
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
(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. I like the idea behind the knight maneuver, fortifying your king position with a large number of minor and major pieces. However, I am always wary of the player to the right who can snap off the knight with their bishop at any time. Yes, it's 5 points for 3 or a bad trade on their part point wise, but it damages your pawn structure and opens a direct file of attack on your bishop which can be deadly later in the game. I suppose it's a tradeoff.

  2. At 19:46, green missed mate on a dark diagonal with his 1-point queen and went full mental at 21:11. Green also has a forced mate at 21:36 but he chooses to relieve pressure on the i2 square, so many missed opportunities. In the endgame, green's number one priority should be to exchange his 1 point queen for any of your pieces and getting over 20 points instead of acting so passively in defense. A horrible choke by green.

  3. Hell Yeah Dubious!! That was beautiful my friend. Now I don't who would win between you and The Lone Wolf. Because that was amazing!

  4. Wow, nice game! I’ve had a few 1-point thrillers this week myself! When you said “Christmas already?” I knew it would be red vs green. Green missed mate and resigning his way to victory. And I did say go after the king first but I think this was a good exception. Green would’ve been up material afterwards and winning easily.

  5. In general I like to watch games from other high rated players, but it is hard for me to continue, when it seems that you forget the possible moves you were talking about a few seconds ago. Like at 14:15 and 23:25. In the first position it was not so clear since green can attack the rock on e8 after you checked blue (does everybody know, what I am talking about?), but in the second position you missed clearly the best move.

  6. I am the yellow player and that day I played horrible lol

  7. 19:10 in case if someone's here for not the worst move ever 😂

  8. Would would you do if the Bishop at N9 takes your Knight at I4 at 4:16?

  9. funny to watch the early game with all the potential pawn grabs knowing it comes down to 1 point in the end

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