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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-04-17
 By Ralph  Betza. Turning chess. Pieces can turn 45 degrees after movement. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-10-14 UTC
'There is no such thing as a Turning Queen because all rotations are
identical; it turns but stays the same. This is also true of King and
Knight, and it means that they do not benefit from the value boost that
true Turning pieces get.'
	It is not true of Knights as Knight moves are not at exact 45° intervals.
Just as a 45° turn on the radials (i.e. Rook <=> Bishop) involves
mutiplying or dividing distances by root 2, so it does with oblique
dirctions. Thus a Knight making a 45° turn would be come a Camel (and vice
versa).