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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Mon, Jan 2, 2023 03:03 PM UTC in reply to H. G. Muller from 01:51 PM:

Thank you HG. Don't take it bad. It is difficult to discuss as we would do f2f without being apparently aggressive, which I'm really not.

I do agree with your point on Betza's naming. But as a principle i think that if an editor modifies the page of someone else, it should be said that this modification is done by the editor and not by the author of the variant, just to let the reader knows of what is due to whom.

If you just write a remark that Betza did not name these pieces and the diagram call them by their usual names, it will be perfect I think.

Note that the NLJ(=NCZ) is not a Bison (which is CZ) but a Buffalo.

I had described this 16x16 game in my very first written book (Guide des échecs exotiques et insolites) published in 2000, and I had then called the KA a Prince-Elephant. I don't know any other use of this piece.


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