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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-05-16
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Modest  Solans. Heraldic chess. Chess with cards and dice.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-03-08 UTC
The 'extra colour' on the midriff also looks a good way to mark pawns in variants (such as Timur/Tamerlane) in which pawns can change file by caopturing but always promote to a piece determined by its starting file.