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Complete Chess. with a riding and a leaping piece family.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-04-26 UTC

How pieces interact with Pawns has a profound influence on their value. Because there are so many Pawns around. Whether a passer is unstoppable in a Pawn ending is determined by the famous "rule of squares". For a Ferz the area is nearly as large as for the King. The color binding doesn't hurt much, as it is not that important on what color you stop the Pawn, as long as you do it before it reaches the promotion square. For a Wazir the area where it can stop a passer is much smaller. I would indeed expect the Wizard to be better than the Wazir-Knight on a large board, due to its increased ability for catching up with Pawns. On 8x8 it might suffer from the Camel move falling off board too often.