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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2000-08-17
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Lance. Moves one or more squares straight forward.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2010-03-27 UTC

I always thought the name Lance was quite an obvious description of what the piece does: you stick it deep into the opponent to do damage.

It is also easy to symbolize. WinBoard uses these symbols for it in Shogi.