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It was last modified on: 2002-08-24
 By Peter  Aronson. PieceEater Chess. Yet another game with an indestructible randomly-wandering neutral piece. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Peter Aronson wrote on 2005-03-29 UTC
If a King moves next to the PieceEater, then the PieceEater will on the immeadiately following move, move so as not to be adjacent to the King -- you can even sort of chase PieceEaters around with your King. This can be determined from the following two rules: <p><ul> <li> The PieceEater moves after each player's move <p> <li> The PieceEater will not capture a King, nor will it move to a square adjacent to a King (with adjacency being determined viewing the board as a torus, so a King on a1 prevents the PieceEater from moving to a1 and to any square that the PieceEater could move to from a1). </ul> <p> But I admit it isn't as obvious as it could be.

Anonymous wrote on 2005-03-29 UTC
What happens if a King moves adjacent to the PieceEater?

David Paulowich wrote on 2005-03-15 UTCGood ★★★★
http://www.chessvariants.org/other.dir/captain-spalding.html <p>is the web page for Captain Spalding Chess, by Ralph Betza (gnohmon). Peter has created variants with various kinds of elephants, and has used the Red Elephant symbol before - in Mad Elephant Chess.

Mason Green wrote on 2005-03-15 UTC
What does 'For Gnohmon's sake' mean and why does that result in the Piece Eater being a red elephant?

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