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It belongs to categories: Two dimensional, In a category all its own, Orthodox chess set but with special rules
It was last modified on: 2003-08-02
 Author: Glenn  Overby II. L. Fun contest: Help us create a new chess variant by committee.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Peter Aronson wrote on 2003-08-09 UTC
In the best of all possible worlds, the Diagonal Bypasser should have been playtested a bit before being thrown into the mix. It had been an idea I had been playing with as a sort of complement to the Advancer and the Withdrawer. <p> Allowing them to capture starting and ending adjacent pieces is a good idea. A full Bypasser, which moves like a Queen, and captures diagonally adjacent pieces to its path when moving orthogonally, and like a Diagonal Bypasser when moving diagonally is also possible. Combined with capture of starting and ending adjacent pieces, this might be a bit much, though. Michael's suggestion of a noncapturing Wazir move is probably more reasonable. <p> The suggestion for the Towers -- move of height - 1 -- also seems reasonable. <b>Optimized Lùotuoqí</b> anyone?