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Peter Aronson wrote on 2005-01-16 UTC
Well, the ability to always promote to Falcon was put into Decimal Falcon Chess for two reasons: <ol> <p><li>Because the Falcon is the piece that most distinguishes the Falcon Chess family from other enlarged Chess variants; <p><li>Because it avoided the (admittedly almost pointless) question about what happens if you try to move a Pawn to the last rank, and you haven't lost any pieces yet. </ol><p> Being able to promote to Rook or Falcon instead of a captured piece means that except for the Queen, the captured pieces won't be used for promotion. Which may well be OK. It also means you could rephrase the promotion rules probably to: <p><blockquote> Pawns may promote on the 8th or 9th ranks, and must promote on the 10th rank. They may promote to Queen, Rook, Falcon, Bishop or Knight, but a player may have only one Queen on the board at a time. </blockquote><p> Some of David Short's variants used rules of that sort.

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