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Courier Eurasian ChessA game information page
. Eurasian Chess meets Courier-Spiel.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2012-05-04 UTC
Now that I know how to play, I've decided to try it out on Game Courier.

Graeme Neatham wrote on 2012-05-04 UTC
Wiki page now uses wiki-syntax throughout.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2012-05-04 UTC
I'm now seeing the introduction and some text about the starting array, but I'm still not seeing any description of the pieces beyond the mention of the other games they are in.

Jeremy Lennert wrote on 2012-05-04 UTC
Oh.  I guess I overlooked it because it has no moves shown.

Graeme Neatham wrote on 2012-05-04 UTC
I have started to recast the wiki page in wiki-syntax - hopefully this will speed up the page-loading.

The descriptions are intentionally brief as for the most part I would otherwise be repeating the descriptions from Eurasian Chess.

The pawn image clearly shows a white pawn that has crossed the river.

Jeremy Lennert wrote on 2012-05-03 UTC
Looking at the wiki page source, it looks like most of the page is actually embedded HTML rather than normal wiki script. Based on your description, it sounds like you're not seeing that part.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2012-05-03 UTC
Where are these movement diagrams? I don't see them. All I see is a single setup diagram on this page and a list of piece values on the wiki page.

Jeremy Lennert wrote on 2012-05-03 UTC
I doubt that someone who is not already familiar with Cannons could deduce all the movement rules of the Cannon and Arrow from those diagrams.

The Pawn diagram does not indicate whether it can cross the river (as every other diagram does).

Is the rook really estimated to be worth only 8/7 of a bishop?  The bishop no doubt benefits from the wide board, but that's a larger effect than I would have guessed.  Is there another factor I'm missing?

Graeme Neatham wrote on 2012-05-03 UTC
I will allow that the description on the chessvariants wiki might be a little terse, but I think it at least adequate, with each non-compound piece having a movement diagram.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2012-05-03 UTC
This needs more than a diagram and a list of piece values. You should describe the pieces in adequate detail, especially the ones not in Chess. And you should mention any rules that differ from Chess.

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