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It was last modified on: 2001-12-26
 Author: Paul  Byway. Modern Courier Chess article. An article from Variant Chess discussing the game. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2019-12-15 UTC

From an old game log of this variant, in which Alexander Trotter was one of the players:

'...the pieces on the c and j files [are] couriers [that] jump to the second square in any direction [i.e. orthogonal or diagonal]... The ferz' [if previously unmoved] have the option of moving, just once, like a courier [called 'Courier leap']. One other rule is that the king can also move, once in a game, two squares in a turn like a knight or courier.'

Regarding the last sentence, I (Kevin Pacey) would assume that a king has to be previously unmoved to perform a king's leap, and that said king cannot be in check.


Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-01-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
It's great to see more symmetry put into the game, with both armies having a Ferz for each square colour, and Alibabas combining the traditional Elephant move with a move doubling the squares covered without detracting from the pieces's character.

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