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Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-08-10 UTCGood ★★★★
One of your suggested Knight replacements, the Dabbaba+Alfil compound, is also known as the Alibaba. This name is very evocative of where its components have been used historically. The problem of limited Pawn mobility may be best dealt with by substituting a forward-only Ferz, which always moves diagonally. I would be interested to know if there is an established name for this piece. Note that it is different from the array piece in Draughts, which captures by leaping over.

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