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Tonight

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Introduction

Logs for Tonight.

Pieces

In the diagrams below, the 1's signify that pieces can move to those positions on first move, the 2's signify it takes 2 moves to get to that square, the B's signify that it can get to that square in either one move or two moves.

Knightzee: Moves as knight once or a second time in any direction:

o o 2 o 2 o 2 o o
o 2 o 2 o 2 o 2 o
2 o o 1 o 1 o o 2
o 2 1 2 o 2 1 2 o
2 o o o N o o o 2
o 2 1 2 o 2 1 2 o
2 o o 1 o 1 o o 2
o 2 o 2 o 2 o 2 o
o o 2 o 2 o 2 o o

Knightwazirzee: May move as knight, wazir, one of each or twice as one (knight; wazir; knight + wazir; wazir + knight; knight + knight; or wazir + wazir). N/W +/- N/W in Joe's Strange Notation, which is symbolized by "z" in the icon:

o o 2 o 2 o 2 o o
o 2 o 2 o 2 o 2 o
2 o 2 1 2 1 2 o 2
o 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 o
2 o 2 1 N 1 2 o 2
o 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 o
2 o 2 1 2 1 2 o 2
o 2 o 2 o 2 o 2 o
o o 2 o 2 o 2 o o

Knightferzee: May move as knight, wazir, one of each or twice as one (knight; ferz; knight + ferz; ferz + knight; knight + knight; or ferz + ferz). N/F +/- N/F in Joe's Strange Notation.

o o 2 o 2 o 2 o o
o 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 o
2 2 2 B 2 B 2 2 2
o 2 B B 2 B B 2 o
2 2 2 2 N 2 2 2 2
o 2 B B 2 B B 2 o
2 2 2 B 2 B 2 2 2
o 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 o
o o 2 o 2 o 2 o o

Tonight's Pawns move as Queen of the Night pawns move, to quote Abdul-Rahman Sibahi: these are replaced by an improved version of Charles Gilman's Patient pawns. When in their second [starting] rank, a pawn may move one step forward, two steps forward, capture a piece diagonally forward, or move one step forward then capture a piece diagonally adjacent. It also may may make a non capturing move one step to the side.

Sergeant Pawn Moves only forward and captures diagonally or orthogonally:

o o o o o 
o x x x o 
o o S o o 
o o o o o 

Rules

Object is to checkmate the king. King can move into any empty space but must leave it empty. For Game Courier PBM, type, for example: e2-e3; -e2

Knights can not move on to empty spaces. They can, of course, move over empty spaces.

Any pawn can promote to any piece that has been removed from the board (but not to a pawn) on the 3rd file for Black, 7th file for White.

Notes

Because of the rules regulating movement of king, there can at times be 46 squares, not just 45. So this variant is literally a 45 OR 46 cell variant.

While I expect the knight-wazir to be a little bit more powerful than the knight-ferz, the knightferzee has greater range than the Knightwazirzee, partly because the wazir square accesses some of the same squares as the knight squares.



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By Jeremy Gabriel Good.
Web page created: 2007-09-24. Web page last updated: 2007-09-24