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Mideast chess. Variant on 10 by 10 board, inspired by ancient Tamerlane chess. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-02-22 UTC

Mideast Chess reported in D.B.Pritchard's Encyclopedia of Chess Variants (both editions) has a different Cavalier's move.

Instead of :"The cavalier first moves one square diagonally, and then an arbitrary number of squares horizontally or vertically, or it moves one square horizontally or vertically, and then an arbitrary number of squares diagonally. "

It is "The cavalier first moves one square diagonally, and then an arbitrary number of squares horizontally or vertically, or it moves an arbitrary number of squares horizontally or vertically, and then one square diagonally." Thus, the cavalier has a choice of two path to reach a square. It is the move of this piece at Renn Chess too, which is a follow up of Mideast Chess.

Maybe this difference could be mentioned on this page.