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.

@diamondchess do the pieces move according to traditional rules, ie. can white pawn open with taking the black pawn?

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Hey, did you see my other posts ? there are the rules in short. 🙂. The pawns can only move 1 field forward, there's no enpassant either. And no castelling.

@diamondchess ha, thank you! the other posts hadn't federated here, so i missed them. I'll go to your profile to look at them now. :)

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