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It was last modified on: 2000-08-30
 By Sergey  Sirotkin. Beau Monde Chess. Large variant where pieces move with variations of the Queen move. (11x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on 2010-02-20 UTC
The description reads:

When capture, it jumps on an obstacle (friendly or hostile piece), then takes the first piece worth behind an obstacle.

The meaning may be uncertain because it is not in perfect English. However, when it says 'first piece worth behind', it does not say squares, but only first piece, so I understand it to be the same as the Tank AKA Leo. It is probable that this is the case because the pieces in this game are not completely radical and if the inspiration for the piece is the Cannon, the regular Tank move seems more logical. It may however be as you say, with inspiration being capture like a Grasshopper. To know exactly what is meant, we must ask Sergey Sirotkin.

Flowerman wrote on 2010-02-18 UTC
As i understood, princess moves as tank (cannon/pao from chinese chess+vao, it's diagonal variant), but catures only pieces what are just after 'screen' (cannon and it's relatives can move ulimited number of squares after jumping over 'screen' to capture).

George Duke wrote on 2008-07-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Prolificist Sergey Sirotkin with over 30 CVs is in top-ten for productivity. Unusual way to get 100 squares. Contrast Sirotkin's large ones with concise 7x7 Herd. There is a theme here, Queen movements variform, not acknowleged in the Comment four years ago. Presumably both Pawns and Berolina Pawns promote to Beauty, Ba, Co, Du, Pr, Q, Empress. (ABCLargeCV)

George Duke wrote on 2005-01-28 UTC
'ABCLargeCV' -- Beau Monde has 100 squares, a decimal variant. Queen, Amazon; 'Marquis' and 'Baroness' are Falcon and Hunter from Falcon-Hunter. 'Beauty' is a cross between Renaissance Chess' Duke and Cavalier. 'Princess' is (Cannon + Canon). 'Duchess' moves queenlike but diagonally must reflect once off either an edge or a piece. 'Countess' is a rifle piece that after a radial move fires at 45 degrees. Having half a dozen extreme-heterodox features, some original, could better be distributed over several different games. Having both FIDE and Berolina Pawns, on top of everything else, even more convoluted.

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