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 By Charles  Gilman. Man and Beast 12: Alternative Fronts. Systematic naming of pieces using complex mixes of forward, backward, and same-rank moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2011-10-05 UTC
Okay, Lobster appears here but 2-d Lobster may, or may not be defined in M&B12. The object is to run down and respond to Gilman's last comment's last paragraph at Crab. Gilman's side point, before the interesting switching cycle terminology, is about a return in 3 without compound of duals, but Lobster definition could be Alfil plus Ferz by the example. Lobster is Tusk plus Crosscoward, right? That is locatable eventually, but even the necessary Glossary, now through 'M', does not cite chapters. So, still anyone spotting them first, please say here what referenced Lobster is compound of. Somebody must know Tusk, however how many know Crosscoward? There would be many more returns-in-3 capabilities that are not compound of duals(always having one colour-switching and other not) of course, such as Lemurian Shatranj's Bent Hero and Bent Shaman. Those novelties of Joyce are weak example for this, though kind of identical to Charles', because of questionable pass-over squares but having the same navigation as that 'a1-c3-b2-a1'. ////// ____ Added 24 hrs. later, because of no intervention: Charles' last comment at Crab is excellent except for understanding the terms. As representative, please anyone besides Gilman, define move of Lobster. This 4-year-old 'M&B12', now first being commented, is suitable place to come to grips with the piece-type Lobster, because ''Crosscoward'' is also here in third paragraph under ''pieces.'' Lobster is at second paragraph before ''Notes.'' Browse throughout and back to earlier 'M&Bxx' for which two parts make up bi-compound Lobster. A very do-able task: just settle in mind what are Tusk and Crosscoward and we have Lobster. Then there would be one example for switching cycle 3, to find other piece-type instances having its similar attribute.