The FD

The FD combines the powers of Ferz and Dabaaba. For example, from e4 this piece can go to d5, f5, f3, d3, e6, g4, e2, or c4.

This is a colorbound short-range jumping piece that is fairly close in value to the FIDE Knight, but perhaps a little bit weaker; if it starts the game on f1 (c1, f8, c8), it is definitely as strong as a Knight because its natural developing moves make contact with the center; if it starts on g1, it is weaker because its first move does not touch the center.

The Pawnless endgame of K plus two FD (on different colors) versus King is an easy checkmate; in fact, no help from the K is needed.


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