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ExCoCo Chess. EXtends and COmbines the COurier variants. (18x12, Cells: 216) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Graeme Neatham wrote on 2007-06-11 UTC

'The only thing I don't like about it is the Elephant. It probably would be better to have the Alibaba instead. (So that the Courier can be a combination of the Guard and the Alibaba as well.)'

Absolutely agree with you, the Elephant had been nagging at me as being slightly out of kilter - extending it to an Alibaba seems so obvious. Thanks, as always, for your comments and insight.

And 'no', the rule is that a Pawn's initial move may be 1,2 or 3 steps, thereafter it is restricted to just the 1 step.