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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1997-02-05
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: R. Wayne Schmittberger. Wildebeest Chess. Variant on an 10 by 11 board with extra jumping pieces. (11x10, Cells: 110) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Thomas wrote on 2009-01-10 UTC
One might add a one-space orthogonal step to the Knight (Wazir Knight) and a one-space diagonal step to the Camel (Wizard from Omega Chess), and both moves to the Wildebeest (Wildebeest plus King). This preserves the symmetry between the riding and leaping pieces, and now the King is integrated into it, having the moves which are shared by Queen and Wildebeest. And the stronger pieces can be seen as a second advantage, if one feels that the standard pieces are relatively weak for the big board.