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It was last modified on: 2004-08-23
 By Erez  Schatz. Infantry Chess. Small chess variant with short range pieces. (9x9, Cells: 43) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Martín-Fuert wrote on 2003-06-30 UTC
I don't see why the alfil being able to move to only 5 squares is a problem. In XiangQi, the elephants are THREE TIMES colourbound (i.e. they would only be able to reach 1/8 of the positions of the board) and besides they cannot cross the 'river', so both elephants are confined to only 7 positions within the board. They are simply weak pieces, that are more likely to be used for defensive purposes. I don't understand why pieces being weak is a problem at all, and don't think that all pieces of a game must necessarily be strong. It must be, as Mr. Kuschinski puts it, 'a matter of personal taste'.