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It was last modified on: 2009-12-20
 By John  Smith. Puzzle Shatranj. Shatranj on a 15 puzzle. (8x8, Cells: 60) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on 2009-12-23 UTC
It does not change sides. However, it is dropped by the player that captured it, not the player that originally owned it.

Mark Thompson wrote on 2009-12-23 UTC
When it says, 'Whenever a piece is captured, it is held for dropping by the enemy,' does 'the enemy' mean the enemy of its original owner or the enemy of the capturer? When I first read this I assumed 'the enemy' meant the enemy of its original side, so that the captured piece changes sides.

If the piece changes sides, then it still need to be clarified whether the alternative winning condition is exactly-one or at-least-one piece per region, because there could be more than 15 allied pieces on the board at once.

John Smith wrote on 2009-12-21 UTC
Excuse me for that mistake. When I said 4 times colorbound I meant it had 1/4 the squares of a colorbound piece. I suppose it is more proper to say 3 times, or 1/(2^3) binding total, because the progression of radial leapers follow that pattern of 1/(2^n).

J Andrew Lipscomb wrote on 2009-12-21 UTC
You only have 15 pieces, so 'at-least-one' implies 'exactly-one.'

On the commentary, a piece with eight bindings is thrice colorbound, not four times (which would mean full coverage requires sixteen). At the fourth order, it is switching (as the Ferz is at the second order and the Knight at the first).

Mark Thompson wrote on 2009-12-21 UTC
For the alternative winning condition, is that exactly one piece per region or at least one piece per region?

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