Sunday 25 September 2016

You can play Chess in Facebook Messenger

Paul Mallon

Published 08/02/2016 | 10:45

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There's word emerging that you can play chess with anyone in facebook messenger with a simple code- get your brain in gear

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Facebook Messenger is a great way to communicate, and it turns out you can even play chess with anyone you're chatting to.

All you have to do is type '@fbchess play' into any conversation you're having - then you'll get a board like so

Unfortunately playing the actual game isn't so easy as you can't just click to make a move, you have to use algebraic notation to say which row and column to move to - for example '@fbchess e4 or @fbchess Pe4 moves pawn to e4.' That's pretty awkward for regular folks who haven't played like this before but might be worth a look for those with a certain amount of patience.

Type @fbchess help for the full list of commands.

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