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It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Gnus. Makes (1-2)-jump or (1-3)-jump.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on 2011-07-21 UTC
One disadvantage of color-switching pieces is that they cannot triangulate; other pieces also lack this ability, but colorbound ones necessarily lack it. (I'm not sure if what I think triangulating means is common usage. I mean that a piece can move to its original position in three moves. The point is that the piece can be guarding a given square, move once, and still be attacking the square. This allows the loss of tempo and perhaps also increases the possibility of forking.)