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This item is an article on pieces
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2014-08-10
 By Charles  Gilman. Man and Beast 03: From Ungulates Outward. Systematic naming of the simplest Oblique Pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-08-08 UTC
Among many others Gilman defines radial pieces in his first sentence as ''pass(ing) through the centre of a cell or only its borders.'' Radial, or line, means Bishop and Rook and their ilk, as opposed to oblique. Oblique covers Camel, Zebra, Knight and their ilk.