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The Piececlopedia is intended as a scholarly reference concerning the history and naming conventions of pieces used in Chess variants. But it is not a set of standards concerning what you must call pieces in newly invented games.

Piececlopedia: FAD

Historical notes

The FAD is a `combination chess piece', used by Ralph Betza in his Chess with Different Armies.


The FAD has the combined movement of the Ferz, Alfil and the Dabbabah, i.e., it can move one square diagonally, or it can jump exactly two squares horizontally, vertically or diagonally, where the square passed by may be empty or occupied.

Movement diagram

The FAD can jump to all the white circles.

This is an item in the Piececlopedia: an overview of different (fairy) chess pieces.
Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: February 19, 2001.