Piececlopedia: Root-fifty leaper
Historical notesThe root-fifty leaper is an infrequently used piece in fairy chess problems. It finds it name from the fact that the distance that it jumps is exactly the square root of 50.
MovementThe root-fifty leaper makes either a (5,5)-jump or a (7,1)-jump, i.e., it has the following possible jumping moves:
- Exactly five squares diagonally (i.e., 5 horizontally and 5 vertically).
- Exactly seven squares horizontally and one square vertically.
- Exactly seven squares vertically and one square diagonally.
Note that a root-fifty leaper cannot change the color of the squares it stands on.
Movement diagramIn the diagram below, the root-fifty leaper can move to all the squares marked with a black circle.
This is an item in the Piececlopedia: an overview of different (fairy) chess pieces.
Written by Hans Bodlaender, using parts of texts of Ben Good.
WWW page created: December 23, 1999. Last modified: December 30, 1999.