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 By Charles  Gilman. Dual Direction Variants. Adding extra moves to pieces in historic forms of Chess.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-04-17 UTCGood ★★★★
I like this idea.
I can see one problem in Xiang-qi variant: tank can capture queen on first turn without being captured on next.
Also, i don't like that in Xiang-qi there is jumping wildbeest: what the problem with non-jumping variant of it? Non-jumping camel move must be 2 steps orthogonally and when 1 diagonally outward.
Interesting, that if play chess in this way, game will start with 5 queens.
There is another idea: instead of being compound with piece of corresponding direction, original pieces simply changes to these corresponding pieces. Or each piece changes after each move in this way: rook (knight) - bishop (camel) - queen (wildbeest) or only rook (knight) - bishop (camel). Or, after each move all pieces changes (in one of same orders).

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