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Ben Reiniger wrote on 2013-07-15 UTC
I think case 2 of the movement rule makes the idea behind the alfil's inclusion clear, though I agree that as written it shouldn't be included. Assuming the author's intent is correctly displayed by the diagram, how does the following sound. Remove case 2 and insert "(possibly zero squares)" after "and slides like a rook"; is this better? Then perhaps state explicitly that this allows the alfil and dabbabah moves.

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