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Piececlopedia: Lance

Historical notes

The Lance, or Kyoosha, or Kyoo is a piece from Shogi, Japanese Chess. It also appears in some variants of Shogi.


The Lance can only move one or more squares straight forward, without jumping, i.e., it can move like a Rook, but only in the forwards direction.

Movement diagram

In the diagram below, the lance can move to all the squares marked with a black circle.


Lance piece

Lance symbol

Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: 17 Aug 2000. Last modified on: 17 Aug 2000.