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Anglis Qi. Xiang Qi and FIDE Chess variant. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on Fri, Apr 23, 2010 04:14 PM UTC:
In Xiang-qi pawns can reach the river on first turn and cross it on second.
So, i think, double step must be left.
By the way, if using russian names, rook should be ship.

Charles Gilman wrote on Tue, Aug 3, 2004 07:01 AM UTC:
Since this page was posted I have found out the meaning of Futar: runner, same as Laufer and Loper. This meaning seems just as appropriate to the 'running jump' rule about Bishops crossing the River as does the extra-strong Elephant. So the variant on the Bachelor-size board would have the same kind of Bishops as the main variant.

Charles Gilman wrote on Thu, Jan 1, 2004 09:35 AM UTC:
Michael Howe may have a point about promotion. I did consider promotion to one, or even a chioce of either, of the Shogi generals (to preserve the unpromoted Pawn's capturing move, of all things!), but I was trying to limit the modification to Xiang Qi promotion to that needed for a piece that does not get weaker and weaker as it moves further into enemy territory. Rooks and Bishops are just as strong WITHIN enemy ranks once they get there as they are WITHIN their own, they just have difficulty doing the actual crossing. Incidentally that includes coming back as well, in case it was unclear. A White Bishop on rank 5 cannot retreat in one move, but can block a Black Rook from retreating. Perhaps I should also have mentioned that a Bishop leaving a bank always puts the bridge back first, so that Rooks can move unimpeded once the Bishop has gone. This also means that if one army loses both Bishops the enemy Rooks can then move exactly as in FIDE Chess.

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