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It was last modified on: 1997-09-30
 Author: Stephen  Leary. Five Tigers. A Chinese Chess variant with unequal armies. (9x10, Cells: 90) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Andy Thomas wrote on 2005-11-19 UTC
i would think that the five tigers should be able to move sideways from the
beginning... how are they supposed to get across the river otherwise?...
can't blue/black just kind of hover around on the far banks, re-arranging
his pieces and picking the tigers off as they come across?... wouldn't it
be better to let the tigers move sideways from the start?

also, if i understand correctly, the diagram here does indeed show a
checkmate, because even if the king's left advisor goes in front of the
king, the pawn, with it's 2-point movement would simply 'turn the
corner' and 'boom'... king taken... that ability to move 1 sideways and
one forward (or vice versa)... seems fairly powerful for trapping the
black/blue king in the palace....