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George Duke wrote on 2017-01-30 UTC

I revise/add to my analysis last comment of USEC to include important observation one sentence Bishop. That is, having edited it -- since there are intervening remarks-- Bishop can reach every square! By nature of this board both Bishop and Rook (and everyone else) are not colorbound, neither in general colorswitching even Knight. No explicit Bishop-conversion just full access to every square. Well, it depends on the local environment whether one says colorswitching etc. They would need to be re-defined for specialized board to be completely accurate. Viewers noticed this feature of Bishop during the contest, then forgot about it.

Rather than a calcified Commoner (Man/non-royal King) conversion rule, designers can follow Ultra Slanted and have a whole conversion area available for those lamely you could say limited to (about) half the squares, giving halfway-mobile Bishops in particular full-participatory rights.


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