A game of Chess is the most viable solution for game lovers who want to exercise the most important organ in their body, the brain. Many research studies have highlighted the intellectual benefits of playing Chess. You can play online Chess games live on Facebook with friends, using Chat Messenger. Today, we will see how to unlock & launch the Chess game on Facebook.
The only prerequisite for a game to start is a special phrase to launch the chessboard. By typing a quick phrase, a Facebook user can start a game with another friend through Facebook’s website or Facebook Messenger app.
Play online Chess games live on Facebook
Start a conversation with a friend with whom you want to play. During a conversation, type @fbchess play and a board will appear. Your friend will go first (depending on the mobile app or Facebook on Web).
Select a piece. There are some standard algebraic notation like:-
- Q for “Queen”
- B for “Bishop”
- R for “Rook”
- K for “King”
- N for “Knight”
- P for “Pawn”
Pawns could be moved by issuing the simple commands with numbers (along with the vertical axes). You are required to enter the letter and number representing the space you want to move it on the board. For instance, you need to type @fbchess Pc3 to move your pawn to that space. If more than one piece can go there, you’ll be asked which one to move.
Accidentally, if you make a wrong move, you can undo a move with @fbchess undo command or by clicking the “undo” button — but your opponent has to accept the request to undo.
If you would want to view the chess board in full size, click on the chat menu settings icon and select “See Full Conversation.” Although Chess in Facebook Messenger app is not as good as paid versions of the game, it serves the purpose well.
Games like Farmville and Candy Crush Saga have reached their threshold. In such times, a move to shift its users to a new game is a different experience altogether.
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Incidentally, there is another Chess game you can play on Facebook. Take a look at that one too!