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It was last modified on: 2011-12-26
 Author: David  Howe. Concise Guide to Chess Variants. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jörg Knappen wrote on 2012-01-26 UTC
Some more piece names. Most of them can be found in the Schwalbe list http://www.dieschwalbe.de/lexikon.htm or on Jerome Grimbert's site http://jgrimbert.free.fr/pieces/indexa.html Saurians: cK - Atlantosaurus cQ - Dinosaurus cB - Brontosaurus cN - Hippopotamus cR - Mammoth Combinations with a pawn: p+B - Griff p+N - Dragon (german: Drache) p+R - Ship (french: Bateau) p+L - Lama (L is Camel in Betza notation ...) p+D - german: Hornochse (literal translation Horned Ox, meanig Blockhead) Maybe we could call it Hornox in english? Sea pieces: sea-K - Poseidon sea-Q - Sirene, Mermaid sea-B - Nereide sea-N - french: Hippocampe (sea horse). In fact, a sea-Moo. sea-N - french: cavalier marine (sea knight) truly hippogonal piece, almost useless on 8x8 sea-R - Triton Some other pieces: The Camelrider has a special french name: Mehari The Taxi is a pawn with an additional backward move, it can go up to 3 steps forward from the first rank.