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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: Waffle

Historical notes

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


The Waffle has the combined movement of the Wazir and the Alfil, i.e., it can move one square horizontally or vertically, or it can jump two squares diagonally. When jumping, the square passed by may be empty or occupied.

Movement diagram

The white circles mark the bishops-wise movement, the green circles those to which the Waffle can jump.

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