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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-03-26
 By John William Brown. Flip Chess and Flip Shogi. Pieces have two sides with different movements on board of 38 squares. (7x6, Cells: 38) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on 2009-01-06 UTC
It would be interesting to use an Alibaba in place of a Ferz.

Mark Thompson wrote on 2006-12-10 UTC
The author tells me (in a letter) that pawns cannot doublestep, and that the Shogi drops put promoted pieces back to their original form. So I guess that means a captured Prince (being a promoted Pawn/Berlin Pawn) turns back into one or the other when dropped.

Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2006-11-27 UTC
I guess as a prince, because it can't be flipped.

Mark Thompson wrote on 2006-11-27 UTC
In Flip Shogi, when a Prince (promoted Pawn) is captured, can the capturing player drop it as a Prince, or only as a Pawn?

Mark Thompson wrote on 2006-11-15 UTC
This page says that Pawns move as in usual chess, but it doesn't explicitly say they have the power of a doublestep on their first move. Since the board is so small I would assume that they don't. Does anyone know what the inventor intends?

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