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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, M Winther.

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M Winther wrote on 2009-10-13 UTC
In Chinese Chess piece values are very flexible, but the Chinese Cannon and the Chariot (rook) seem generally to have the same value relation as knight and rook in chess. However, for different reasons I think it's a misfit on the the Western board, and the Korean Cannon even more so.

These are very interesting results for the Adjutant, which gladdens me. If it turns out that it's worth 6, then Zillions inbuilt piece evaluation is largely correct in this case. I'll have to correct my tweaking then. The reason why I didn't want to set it to higher than a rook is while it cannot give mate together with the king, something which the rook can. This is a very important plus for the rook. The Adjutant can only visit half the squares of the board. Despite this, if it holds a value greater than a rook, then it's a very interesting piece. The strategical tension becomes greater because the Adjutant cannot simply be exchanged with a rook. Two light pieces, or rook + pawn, is equivalent to an Adjutant. This creates a less trivial game. This is a piece that is easily graspable, very agile, but not trivial to exchange. Due to its great value it cannot simply block enemy pieces. It would be a good substitute for the mad queen, then.

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