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Contemporary Shatranj variant featuring

"hook mover" - which moves as rook and then again as rook at right angles from the first rook thrust...

...and knights that can also move as guards or alfils.

Logs of Xhatranj

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Author: Jeremy Gabriel Good. Inventor: David Howe and Christine Bagley-Jones.
Web page created: 2006-08-04. Web page last updated: 2006-08-04