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Description

In Aviaton Chess "Aviators" are placed on the b and g files instead of pawns. The Aviator flies on the diagonals, over any number of men, to an empty square or to an opponent piece, thus displacing it. The Aviator on the initial position can only be captured by a pawn. The Aviator resumes its immunity when it returns to its initial position. In all other respects the variant follows orthodox rules. The Aviator, thanks to its relative immunity on the "hangar" squares, is initially worth more than a rook, but in the endgame a rook is generally better.

A Zillions implementation and more information is here.


External Link: http://www.two-paths.com/bg/aviationchess.htm


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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2007-05-14. Web page last updated: 2007-05-14