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Elephant (Xiangqi). Moves two squares diagonally (non-jumping).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Cannon wrote on 2003-04-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I would like to see something added about the difference between the Elephant in Xiangqi and the Elephant in Changgi (Korean Chess). The two varieties of chess are almost identical except for three things, one of which is the move of the Elephant. Xiangqi : the elephant moves two points diagonally (non-leaping) and cannot cross the river. Changgi : the elephant moves like a ZEBRA in some chess variants (i.e., one square orthogonally followed by one square diagonally, or vice versa) - except that it is not a leaper; there must be unobstructed access between the point of departure and the point of arrival. Also, there is no 'river' in Changgi, so the rule about not crossing the river is not applicable.