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Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-09-13 UTC
Regarding 'promotion of pawns is as usual', does this mean to pieces as
they exist in the array, i.e. irretractable ones, or to the pieces that
FIDE Pawns are promoted to, that is, symmetric ones? Is it compulsory? The
whole point of promotion traditionally is to give further moves to a piece
that would otherwise have none. Indeed it would seem more useful in this
variant to allow promotion of 1st-rank pieces to 2nd-rank ones!
	The 2nd-rankpiece itself is certainly an interesting one, and I as yet
have no distinctive name for it. It is most like the pieces that I term
Silveryeoman (inc. backward diagonal but not backward orthogonal) and
Copperyeoman (vice versa).

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