This is the third question of my mini series on decentralised chess, or Swiss chess.
In Swiss chess, the advantage in terms of mobility of a centrally placed piece over a piece in the corner is compensated for simply by opening up additional squares a marginalised piece has access to. This applies to all pieces except rooks and pawns.
Credit to @AxiomaticSystem for the following streamlined description of Swiss moves:
Movements ending at the starting square are implicitly forbidden
The King may either take a diagonal step, or make an orthogonal jump. This jump can skip at most as many squares as the number of edges the King is on.
A bonk is a unit move (knight leap for the Knight, diagonal step for the bishop), except if this move would take them to a square off the board, the piece moves to the closest on-board square instead.
A Knight can always bonk. In addition, if it's in the corner, it can also take a diagonal step .
A Bishop can always move as normal. If the number of possible normal moves (assuming otherwise empty board) is smaller than the maximum, 13, then the bishop can also bonk off the nearest edge. (If the Bishop is on one of the long diagonals there are two nearest edges and both are allowed.) This extension is, however, capped at 13 possible moves total, meaning that if necessary the longest bonk moves are pruned.
The Queen moves like a Rook or Bishop.
Here are some animated gifs, showing the full set of legal moves from a representative set of squares for the Swiss knight, the Swiss bishop, the Swiss queen and the Swiss king. If you need more info, please comment or find some at the other Swiss chess posts.
Today's question is still of the nice and easy warm-up kind:
Are there fools in Switzerland? And how do they differ from ordinary fools?
Translation for the literally minded:
Does the fool's mate work in Swiss chess? If not can it be made to work with minor modifications?
For reference, the fool's mate is the quickest possible played-out loss in ordinary chess 1.f3 e5 2.g4 Qh4# Tellingly, in the fastest possible variation it is white who loses because the limiting resource are blunders.
Can you find the Liechtenstein move?
Can you find an early game (first few moves) instant loser that is only possible in Swiss chess?
Q1 and Q2 are linked.