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External Link: Laquear Chess

The Laquear moves by colliding diagonally against any piece, and then deviating to any of the two adjacent orthogonals (in the prolonged movement direction). But it captures like a bishop by jumping directly to the enemy piece, provided that any intermediate squares are empty. The Laquear also moves by colliding with the margin. In this case there is only one movement direction available. The Laquear's value is 3, that is, the same as bishop or knight. As it can capture by coordinating with another piece, the Laquear is a highly cooperative piece, something which makes it interesting for the positional player. The structure on the board decides its possibilities. It becomes less mobile in the endgame. The Laquear's capacity to collide with the margin is an important capacity. The Laquear was a gladiator type in ancient Rome that was equipped with a lasso and a lance. A Zillions program and more information is here.

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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2006-10-01. Web page last updated: 2006-10-01