The Chess Variant Pages
Custom Search



Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
George Duke wrote on 2010-11-09 UTC
Thraex is the Bishop counterpart to the Gaul. Jumping is the performance here rather than Deflect, Bounce, or Collide. How about compound bifurcators and naming them too, worthy of a Gilman Man & Beast chapter? So far there is not one compound bifurcator with such dual ability. Take leaping, bouncing, colliding and deflecting, and there are lb, lc, ld, and lbc, lbd, lcd, bcd, and lbcd all plausible. A lot more than that may become piece-types in their own right of course in consideration of the order of operation, diagonal first or straight/orthogonal first, and as to first or second leg moves/captures, and as to where any jump is, and more considerations. What is similarly observed about cvs in general and about piece-type inventing elsewhere, easily thousands of differing pieces we can define would be Bifurcators from probably the fundamental core set of about 30. More recent Deflectors will raise the starting number. As far as I know, Winther noticed half a dozen from prior art (see Jelliss' ''All the King's Men'') and proceeded to create the next logical approximately 25. This Thraex write-up links to their complete table.

Edit Form

Comment on the page Thraex_Chess page

Quick Markdown Guide

By default, new comments may be entered as Markdown, simple markup syntax designed to be readable and not look like markup. Comments stored as Markdown will be converted to HTML by Parsedown before displaying them. This follows the Github Flavored Markdown Spec with support for Markdown Extra. For a good overview of Markdown in general, check out the Markdown Guide. Here is a quick comparison of some commonly used Markdown with the rendered result:

Top level header: <H1>

Block quote

Second paragraph in block quote

First Paragraph of response. Italics, bold, and bold italics.

Second Paragraph after blank line. Here is some HTML code mixed in with the Markdown, and here is the same <U>HTML code</U> enclosed by backticks.

Secondary Header: <H2>

  • Unordered list item
  • Second unordered list item
  • New unordered list
    • Nested list item

Third Level header <H3>

  1. An ordered list item.
  2. A second ordered list item with the same number.
  3. A third ordered list item.

Alt text for a graphic image

A definition list
A list of terms, each with one or more definitions following it.
An HTML construct using the tags <DL>, <DT> and <DD>.
A term
Its definition after a colon.
A second definition.
A third definition.
Another term following a blank line
The definition of that term.