Historical notesThe Barc is a kind of `restricted knight', introduced by Ralph Betza in 1996. The name is the reverse of Crab, and the moves of the piece are precisely the reverse of that of the Crab. clear from the diagram: the squares the crab can go to are like the pincers of a crab.
MovementThe barc moves like a knight, jumping across squares, but only in some directions: it can go either two squares vertically backwords and one square horizontally, or one square vertically forwards and two squares horizontally.
Movement diagramThe barc can jump to all the squares marked with a circle.
This is an item in the Piececlopedia: an overview of different (fairy) chess pieces.
Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: June 27, 2001.