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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-01
 By M  Winther. Scout ChessThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-01
 By M  Winther.. Introducing the Scout, combining queen-captures with Camelrider moves (zrf exists).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joe Joyce wrote on 2007-03-01 UTCGood ★★★★
Nice piece, very tricky. That it can change color is nice, because I've
always found the camel to be a darn awkward piece to use. By the time I
got this far in typing this, I found out you'd been anticipated, an all
too common occurrence these days. [I saw Michael Howe's comment!] No
matter, it's still a good idea, and I'll bet someone can anticipate Mr.
Howe. 
There are a couple statements, one by each of you, that I'd like to
discuss in a different spot.
M. Howe: 'Leaping-riders can be awkward and unbalancing because of their
ability to attack through pawn walls, but this is a good solution.'
M. Winther: 'If anybody wants to study the characteristics of a certain
type of new piece, how it affects the strategical situation, and what new
tactical themes are introduced, then my conservative implementations are
ideal.'
Both these statements, I think, are worthy of further discussion, and I
hope you gentlemen [and anyone else] will feel free to comment.

MHowe wrote on 2007-03-01 UTCGood ★★★★
The Scout is one of Mats Winther's most interesting recent creations. Leaping-riders can be awkward and unbalancing because of their ability to attack through pawn walls, but this is a good solution. I've had some thoughts along similar lines in the past and have been considering a knightrider-moving, king-capturing piece for Nova Chess, which I was thinking of calling Scout but which I will now call Pioneer.

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