Diamond Chess, the Berlin variant is almost like "normal" Chess, but the board is turned by 45° (white squares at the players side). The pieces are placed in the opposing corners, like shown in the illustration.
Players can't just reel off their trained openings, engines are useless.
The positioning of the board gives space for drinks and ashtray left and right of the players corner - very handy sitting at smaller bar-tables.

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@realitygaps hey , it’s intended to be that , that’s why we kept the name . There are 2 differences though. If you look at my other posts, the line up has the bishop and the horse reversed. Also, there is the shot rule.

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