How to Play Chess Game with Facebook Friends

Gone are the days when we use to think of Facebook as just a platform for connecting with friends and family. Though that is really what Facebook is meant for but with the emergence of new and awesome features on Facebook lately, one would be forced to wonder if it is accurate to think of Facebook to be just about meeting people or friends.

Via the Facebook platform you can meet new friends, do business, create awareness via Facebook ads, etc. But if you happen to be on Facebook messenger you have an extra reward as you can now play chess game with friends and loved ones via Facebook.

Sadly though though, Facebook chess is not a WYSIWYG kind of game. This means you will not be presented with a chess board to tap and push your game.

To play Facebook chess you will need to enter certain commands while messenger will upload a picture showing your current position on the board.



To play chess game on Facebook you will be using the following commands.

Start game with random colors: @fbchess play

Pick the colors: @fbchess play white/black

Pick the opponent: @fbchess play white John

Make a move: use Standard Algebraic Notation @fbchess e4 or @fbchess Pe4 moves pawn to e4, Nbd2 to move knight from b-file to d2, B2xc5 to take on c5 with 2nd rank bishop, e8=Q to promote pawn to queen, 0-0-0 or O-O to castle,

Claim draw (e.g. 3-fold repetition): @fbchess draw claim

Offer a draw in the current position: @fbchess draw offer
Offer an undo of the last move: @fbchess undo

Resign: @fbchess resign

Show current position: @fbchess show
Show stats between current players: @fbchess stats
Continue a game from another conversation: @fbchess continue
From 1:1 conversation, @fbchess continue with [friend]

From group chat, @fbchess continue from [thread name]

We hope you find it fun and easy to play with friends. Cheers.

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