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The Chess Variant Pages

The Piececlopedia is intended as a scholarly reference concerning the history and naming conventions of pieces used in Chess variants. But it is not a set of standards concerning what you must call pieces in newly invented games.

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Charles Gilman wrote on 2007-03-05 UTC
Since my last posting I have rethought the names for non-coprime pieces
(see article When Beasts Collide) and two of the longest-range coprime
ones (see From Ungulates Outwards). As you wil see, I have abandoned the
vehicle-based names for non-coprime ones in favour of ungulates and birds
to match non-coprime ones of similar range.

Knight   2
Camel    Zebra     3
Giraffe  Charolais Antelope 4
Zemel    Satyr     Gimel    Rector    5
Flamingo Crane     Chamois  Zherolais Parson   6
Namel    Stork     Samel    Ibex      Famel    Curate    7
Ibis     Ghirolais Huckster Caltrap   Gardener Nharolais Deacon 8
Remel    Albatross Casso    Outsetter Somel    Zrene     Bimel  Verger 9

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