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It was last modified on: 2005-06-23
 Author: Charles  Gilman. Inventor: Timothy R. Newton. Kangaroo (Newton). compound of Knight and Alfil.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2009-03-23 UTC
I have not actually playtested it, but the general formula for short-range leapers (value = (30+5/8*N)*N, where N is the number of target squares and the value in centi-Pawn) predicts a value of 450, i.e. slightly below a Rook. I would expect it to be a little stronger than the Carpenter, (which also has 12 target squares) though, because it has one more foreward move, and forward moves seem to be approximately 2 times more valuable than backward or sideway moves.