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Checkmating Applet. Practice your checkmating skill with fairy pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝H. G. Muller wrote on Mon, Dec 24, 2018 08:43 AM UTC:

I had already put such a link in the single-piece version, but it was in an inconspicuous place at the end, usually out of view. I now moved it up to a more conspicuous place (just below the statistics table), where there was a large amount of white space anyway.

I think you are right: the general article logically belongs to the 'puzzles' section. I think the link in the per-piece page should be enough to catch the attention of anyone interested in this sort of thing.

The way it is linked to from the Archbishop page looks fine. One complication occurred to me, though: the statement whether a piece has mating potential can be dependent on board size. This is not the case for an Archbishop, but short-range leapers in general suffer from this. E.g. the fraction of won positions with white to move for King + Gold General vs. King drops from 92.1% on 10x10 to 10.8% on 11x11. We should think a bit of how to handle that. Perhaps by adding a static table in the Notes section of the few Piececlopedia pieces to which it applies.