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Larry Smith wrote on 2008-11-09 UTC
But allow me to express my personal evaluation of this piece.

If it is developed early in the game, it has the potential of being trapped and captured. This is most apparent on the 8x10 field. In fact, until there has been a significant reduction of material, it is unable to exercise a range of movement to equate it with the Knight.

But without early development, it hinders castling. And remember the old defense adage, 'Castle early'. And its movement can place it far onto the field. So it will potentially not survive through the mid-game without careful application.

And its endgame application is not much more than a Knight. Though two might checkmate a King, the possibility of this position is quite remote.

And it does not offer a good promotion for the Pawn. Who would not prefer the Queen?

All in all, it appears to be a rather weak piece. So I would accept Zillions evaluation.