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. Introducing the Perier Cannon in a Western piece context (with zrf).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2008-11-19 UTC
I do think that pieces like the Perier Cannon could be very interesting pieces to create a modest variant. But I am still skeptical about the gating mechanism you propose in this variant to introduce them. It introduces a second unusual complication. You mention yourself that it is a difficult strategic decision when to introduce the Cannon.

Wouldn't it be much simpler to start the Cannon, say, on b1, moving the Knight to a2, and the a-Pawn to a3?