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Dimachaer ChessA game information page
. Introducing the Dimachaer, a bifurcation piece that always lands on the diagonal second leg (zrf available).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M Winther wrote on 2009-10-10 UTC
It amazes me that such small differences, the sixth of a pawn, can have such great impact on the end result. It would certainly be interesting to know the result for the Secutor. It differs from the Dimachaer in that it can always move (but not always capture), while the latter always needs a screen to be able to move or capture. Anyway, it is interesting that a piece which is so severly handicapped (i.e. that it is stranded when there are no screens) can be worth almost a knight. A Dimachaer is like a bifurcated Korean Cannon, but it is stronger than the Korean counterpart while it can go in many more directions, due to the bifurcation.

However, one must keep in mind that, from the standpoint of the human brain, a certain learnt ability to handle the Dimachaer could play a significant role. This could mean that a human understanding of the piece could very well create better results. With better theoretical understanding, it could equal a knight
/Mats