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Carlos Martín-F. wrote on 2003-07-06 UTCGood ★★★★
OK. You see, I had thought that if, for example, white captures a black
piece (in the Main Board) when the Duel Board is full, he or she would put
the recently captured black piece in the place of another black piece that
is on the Duel Board.

Now I understand it all :) and I think it makes sense, and goes with the
spirit of the game. As for the pawns, maybe you are right, and having so
few pawns makes it easy to keep track of those who still have double-step
move options.

Just one quick note more: I have noticed something funny. I have read
'Pieces cannot move through the middle square or leap over it, except for
the Knight'. My question was: What about Dabbabah's? Can they leap the
middle square?

Then I looked at the ASCII diagram of the Duel Chess board and the idea of
the supporting column made me think that, perhaps, you didn't want
Dabbabah's to jump through the central square because they would crash
into the column, whereas Knights seemed to avoid the column in their jump.
Was that your intention? If not, don't you think it is quite reasonable?
:)


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