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It was last modified on: 2003-01-21
 By Ralph  Betza. Pancake. A piece that moves and captures like a non-royal King or a Nightrider-style cannon.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jörg Knappen wrote on 2014-08-11 UTC
The Jelly is actually a nice suggestion for the Queen. I estimate it a little (about 0.5 to 1 pawns) weaker than a Queen. This weakness is overcompensated by the overall strength of the rest of the Bakery Bombers. Since the Jelly is an extended Bison (LJ or Camel-Zebra compound) it has the can-mate property. The Jelly is a tactically very dangerous piece because it has many immanent threats against the pieces on the opposite baseline. Against the FIDE army, it can enforce "Queen exchange" with the manoeuvre 1. Jelly b3 e6 2. Jelly e5 -- Black gets two moves for a nominally bad exchange, maybe not that bad. Black can save the castling rights at the expense of one move by answering 2. ... Nc6. I checked that there are no immediate other dangers, 1 ... e6 is an almost universal weapon against early Jelly attacks. I have not tried the other canonical armies of Chess with Different Armies yet, they may have weaknesses against a Jelly on d1. I also have not yet checked whether other piece may orchestrate an early Jelly attack.