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The Piececlopedia is intended as a scholarly reference concerning the history and naming conventions of pieces used in Chess variants. But it is not a set of standards concerning what you must call pieces in newly invented games.

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Fergus Duniho wrote on 2010-05-06 UTC

Charles Gilman wrote:

So how come this site doesn't have a Ko Shogi page?

AFAIK, it's because no one has made one.

Is it anything to do with the different piece names from most Shogi variants?

Unlikely. For my part, I never even heard of the game until you asked about it here.

Interesting to note that this game's players call the same piece by their word for elephant as Russians do by theirs!

I'm not clear on what you're talking about. Do you mean the Drunken Elephant? Does this have anything to do with the Honorable Horse?


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