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Grand Acedrex is a very old variant from Spain.
||King||As in FIDE chess. Royal piece.
There is no castling.|
||Rook||As in FIDE chess.|
||Lion||Three-square orthogonal jumper.|
||Unicorn||Moves first as a non-capturing knight,
then as a FIDE bishop.|
||Crocodile||As a FIDE bishop.|
||Griffin||One square diagonally,
then may move along any orthogonal,
||Pawn||As FIDE pawn,
except no initial two-square move. Upon reaching the opposite side of the board,
becomes a piece of the kind originally occupying that file, or a griffin
if the sixth file.|
These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.
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Written by Ed Friedlander
WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001