How to play Chess in Facebook Messenger

Messenger has a hidden game under its wraps. Yes, we can play Chess in app with your buddies. But, do you know How to play a Chess in Facebook Messenger?

Well, to play the game, you will not have to install any additional app. You can start the game within the Messenger using commands. One such a command is “@fbchess play” which upon entering and sending to your friend starts a game with the friend.

And for those of you who want to develop the skills of your brain, you will be thrilled.


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How to play Chess in Facebook Messenger
Courtesy: Facebook Messenger

If you are already familiar with the rules and regulations of the game, you will love playing the game as the commands involved in the game are much familiar to the Chess moves. If you’re a person who plays the Chess only now and then, you will first have to learn the commands to play the game and same is if you are an amateur.

How to play Chess in Facebook Messenger?

Listed below are a handful of essential commands that you will need in order to play Chess in Messenger.

To begin a game with random colors: @fbchess play

To choose the color and begin the game: @fbchess play white/black

To choose the opponent: @fbchess play white John (replace John with your pal’s name)

To make moves: use Standard Algebraic Notation

@fbchess e4 or @fbchess Pe4 moves pawn to e4

0-0-0 or O-O to castl

e8=Q to promote pawn to queen

B2xc5 to take on c5 with 2nd rank bishop

Nbd2 to move knight from b-file to d2

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

To put forward a draw in the current position: @fbchess draw offer

To undo the last move: @fbchess undo

Resign: @fbchess resign

To continue a game from another conversation: @fbchess continue

To show stats of the current game: @fbchess stats

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

From 1:1 conversation, @fbchess continue with [friend]

To display the current position: @fbchess show

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