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Charles Gilman wrote on Thu, Mar 2, 2006 07:53 AM UTC:
One point about this variant is the total strength of the array. The
pieces have all the moves of the compound ones twice over. The key could
to think of the usual goal of capturing enemy pieces quicker than they
capture yours into gaining offensive advantage by capturing simple pieces
while preserving ones own compound ones and gaining defensive advantage
the reverse. The FIDE thought proces is often interms of exchanging
of the same type. The question here might be in terms of thinking in
mainly of evaluating a compound piece against a number of simple ones
(typically three given the restraints to compounds?).
	All the same I can see that a subvariant in which compound pieces can
indeed cross the River in some limited way would be less divegent from
FIDE Chess and might go down well. A thought occurred to me to allow
crossing orthogonally forward and diagonally backward, or in the Gnu's
case Knightwise forward and Camelwise backward. Within each half of the
board they would be unrestricted, as would promotion on both end ranks. I
could envisage a similar subvariant of Anglis Qi itself, and also of
Alibaba Qi
an all-compound varaiant whose basic form allows crossing orthogonally or
Knightwise but not diagonally or Camelwise. Perhaps as all three vasic
variants end in Qi the subvariants should substitute some other Chinese
word conveying the divergent crossing. This might be better than the
alternative, prefixing with some attributive word resulting in long names
as well as being in keeping with the existing Anglis and Wildeurasian
indexing. Suggestions are welcome.

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