A New Vision for the World Chess Championship
We have a new and improved chess game (a chess variant that actually is better than the original chess). I had the mouse pointer on my queen, so that is why the dots are showing on the squares where she can move. If I go to g1, she is safe because rooks can now also move and capture like a king in addition to their regular way of moving and capturing. So, the White King on h2 dares not take my queen on g1 because my rook on f2 will capture him on g1. Yes, capturing the king is perfectly legal now in our new game because the inviolateness of the king has been removed. So, the king is forced to go to h3. But, from there, my queen goes to h1 to deliver a checkmate. You see, the rook cuts off the escape to g3 through its king-like diagonal movement.
See Black’s second move in the moves played pane — Bf7. Bishops also can now move and capture one square like a king. And, yes, the knights can also do this kingly maneuver. See here our bot is showing the moves of the Bishop. Notice it can go one square orthogonally (a fancy term meaning vertically and horizontally simultaneously).
Since the knight can now also move and capture like a king, we can fianchetto it where we used to fianchetto the bishop in classic chess. Also, notice that moving a knight orthogonally like this would require three moves in chess with the knight. And, a one-square diagonal move with a Fighting Chess knight would require two turns in classic chess. Thus, the king-like moves of the bishops, rook, and knights allow positions to be reached on the Fighting Chess board that require a far greater number of turns to reach in classic chess.