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Leap Chess. Game with mandatory captures and other Checkers-like elements on a board of 44 squares. (6x8, Cells: 44) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Ken Franklin wrote on Fri, Jan 23, 2004 06:46 AM UTC:
Apologies for the Confusion:
Indeed, I made an error between what I did, and what I described.  After a
brief consideration, I have decided to go with what I did - the original
game file.  
I have renamed the Bishop & Rook to the already established Alfil
(elephant) and Dabbaba.  For the Queen, I wasn't comfortable with the
names 'Alibaba or Spider'.  I required a universal piece name which
could indicate importance, power, swift mobility, and possibly be female
in description.  So I named the  piece: 'Sail' - traditionally, ships
are referred to in female terms.

An update (v 1.1) has been sent.

💡📝Ken Franklin wrote on Thu, Jan 22, 2004 10:53 PM UTC:
Peter's piece comments re Alfils, etc is half right.  That's one way
the pieces move.  It is also the only way those pieces may capture! 
But... Bishops, Rooks, and Queens may also move into one adjacent space
when it's empty.  Therefore, it is not a coding bug.

  Also the win-conditions (captured King) come into effect with the
accompanying variants featuring multiple captures.  In these cases,
Zillions was not recognizing a checkmate via indirect capturing
  One factor that can be confusing is an announced checkmate when
(apparently) the defending King can either move out of the way or the
attacking piece could be taken.  Remember that capturing moves have a
mandatory priority (including before defense of a Check).

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