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Abecedarian Big Chess (ABChess)
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T

Teleporter icon
Teleporter moves

Teleporter: 14 points
Reference: Existentialist Chess

The Teleporter, when not capturing, may move to any light space when on a dark space, or any dark space when on a light space, outside the two fortresses.

The Teleporter in ABChess may capture by moving one space horizontally or vertically to a space occupied by an opponent. This is the only way a Teleporter can occupy a fortress.

 

U

Unicorn icon
Unicorn moves

Unicorn: 16 points
Reference: Unicorn Chess

The Unicorn may move like a Bishop, sliding any clear distance along a diagonal, or like a Nightrider, in a line of successive (1,2) leaps provided that each leap save the last is to a vacant square.

 

V

Varan icon
Varan moves

Varan: 20 points
Reference: French name for the Raven

The Varan may move like a Rook, sliding any clear distance horizontally or vertically, or like a Nightrider, in a line of successive (1,2) leaps provided that each leap save the last is to a vacant square.

 

W

Wildebeest icon
Wildebeest moves

Wildebeest: 9 points
Reference: Wildebeest Chess

The Wildebeest may move like a Horse with a (1,2) leap, or like a Camel with a (1,3) leap. It ignores intervening pieces.

 

X

Xebec icon
Xebec moves

Xebec: 8 points
Invented for this variant

The Xebec, a complement to the Jugyo, may slide any clear distance horizontally like a Rook. It may also move as a Horse, but specifically one space vertically followed by two spaces horizontally and not the opposite. The Xebec ignores intervening pieces when using its Horse-like moves.

 

Z

Zebra icon
Zebra moves

Zebra: 4 points
From fairy chess problems

The Zebra moves two squares horizontally or vertically, turns 90 degrees, and continues three squares; or the opposite (three squares, turn, two squares). In either case it ignores intervening pieces and leaps from square to square.

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Written by Glenn Overby II.
WWW page created: November 5, 2002.