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Beau Monde Chess. Large variant where pieces move with variations of the Queen move. (11x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on Sat, Feb 20, 2010 03:19 AM UTC:
The description reads:

When capture, it jumps on an obstacle (friendly or hostile piece), then takes the first piece worth behind an obstacle.

The meaning may be uncertain because it is not in perfect English. However, when it says 'first piece worth behind', it does not say squares, but only first piece, so I understand it to be the same as the Tank AKA Leo. It is probable that this is the case because the pieces in this game are not completely radical and if the inspiration for the piece is the Cannon, the regular Tank move seems more logical. It may however be as you say, with inspiration being capture like a Grasshopper. To know exactly what is meant, we must ask Sergey Sirotkin.