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It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Four seasons chess.. Medieval multiplayer chess variant on 8 by 8 board. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M Winther wrote on 2010-03-26 UTC
It is true, the 'bishops' are in fact alfils, namely pieces that jump two steps. So Murray must be wrong. Otherwise the bishops have no chance to be active, other than being exchanged along the diagonal. I have implemented Four Seasons Chess with alfils here: http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/4shatranj.htm (It now plays a good game). /Mats