Open with a familiar move – then deviate

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From: Supervise the New Game

The writings of the old masters have not prepared them for this.

Game Instructions: This will consume your Opening Novelty and give you a single Move in the Great Game. On a success, you will gain four Positional Advantages.

Unlocked with Colour at the Chessboard, Progress on the Board, 1 x Opening Novelty

Challenge information

Narrow, A Player of Chess 5 (50% base)

  • 1 and below - almost impossible (10%)
  • 2 - high-risk (20%)
  • 3 - high-risk (30%)
  • 4 - tough (40%)
  • 5 - very chancy (50%)
  • 6 - chancy (60%)
  • 7 - modest (70%)
  • 8 - very modest (80%)
  • 9 - low-risk (90%)
  • 10 and above - straightforward (100%)


A gambit

They did not expect you to leave that pawn hanging. While they're distracted, you fianchetto your bishop. She reports back on all she sees, from a rooftop in Ankara...



A flurry of exchanges leave your bishop's pawn isolated in Stuttgart and at risk of going rogue. But what's written on that cable from Buenos Aires...?