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Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-02-10 UTC
As I say, the term is not my own, it just fitted with my idea for
the Xiang Qi Elephant (as now finally featured in my Cannonless XQ
at It has
since occurred to me that you can even have MD Pawns. 'But Pawns move
only one step!' I hear you cry. Ah, but what if you extend the initial
double move to captures, allowing a Pawn on its starting rank to make two
successive captures in the same (diagonal) direction in one move? This
thought occurred to me when devising a variant in which the Pawn's
move may be two noncapturing orthogonal moves, two capturing diagonal
moves, or one of each in either order. I plan to submit the variant under
the name Eurofighter Chess, as it extends a double move first introduced
in Europe.

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