Is your brain itchy-witchy? No need to fear, smoothbrain. Here’s how you play 2D chess in a 5D space.
Backrank Basics 1 ~ Mate-in-one
Ok, first one. Nothing too complicated yet. Move your rook to D1. :O you did it!
Backrank Basics 2 ~ Mate-in-two
Alright, this is where stuff starts to get really spicy! Move your rook to E1. A meany-head bishop (what a pleb) will try to intercept you at D1. Because you did not consent to this, you can move your rook to D1 and have the bishop arrested for r3pe.
Backrank Basics 3 ~ Mate-in-three
Woah? 3 Moves? Relax there, partner. Here’s how it goes.
- Rook to E4. He shimmies his king over.
- Rook to E1. Woah, he went back in time! Who saw that coming?
- Do it again.
Backrank Basics 4 ~ Mate-in-four
Ok, this is the only one that’s even remotely complicated, so I’ll give you some credit.
- Rook to D5. He will develop one of his pawns
- Send your rook on D5 back to the previous board, creating another timeline. The bot will go “Back to the Future” mode on your ♥ and send his King on +1L, A1 to L, A1
- Move your rook on +1L, D5 to +1L, D1. He’ll develop his pawn again.
- Send your rook from +1L, D1 to L, D1.