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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....