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It was last modified on: 2001-03-28
 By Jean-Louis  Cazaux. Gigachess. On 14 by 14 board with 20 different pieces. (14x14, Cells: 196) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-05-03 UTC
Here in fact (N+D+A+W+F) is called Lion, as H.G. Muller expects, using all the Betza compounds in one piece around year 2001. Pritchard 'ECV' has earlier examples of the quintuple Betza-atomic compound. When Joe Joyce uses Elephant in the late 'aughts'(i.e. now) within Great Shatranj et al., going as (F+A), one precedent is with ''Elephant'' of Cazaux in Gigachess. Cazaux also used it in Shako 1997; and 1930's Novo Chess has it in a piece. Winther is right of course that the Alfil or both A. and Dabbabah mode in respectively Elephant and Mastodon make entirely different piece. Whether plugging either into 8x8 or 8x10 improves or not is problematic, because of the duplication in direction of movement of B-R-Q.