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External Link: Buccaneer Chess

Description

The Buccaneer (also called Pirate) slides like a rook. It can make a capture by performing a move in two legs, by changing from orthogonal to diagonal. Thus to capture it bounces diagonally on a piece of any colour positioned to the side of the orthogonal, and lands on an enemy piece somewhere on the diagonal, provided that any intermediate squares are empty. The capture move is performed in the prolonged movement direction only (two direction alternatives). While the Buccaneer slides along an orthogonal, several diagonals (in the prolonged movement direction) could be chosen, provided that there exist screens for bouncing. The Buccaneer's value is 3, that is, the same as a bishop or knight (preliminary estimate). A Zillions program and more information is here.

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


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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2006-09-19. Web page last updated: 2006-09-19