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Centaur. Moves as Knight or Man. Also known as Centaur.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ken Kyllingmark wrote on 2010-12-05 UTC
I have also made use of the knight-man compound, calling it an Ultimate King and using it primarily as a royal piece.

David Lichtenstein wrote on 2005-08-01 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
In Ralph Betza's cspigs chess, this piece is worth six points.  It
certainly is more powerful than a Rook in the early and mid game when the
board is crowded, but loses steam toward the end to faster pieces like
the
Bishop and Half-Rook (a rook limited to four spaces per move).

I used to call this piece a 'Paladin', but I like 'Centaur' better.

Steve wrote on 2005-05-28 UTCGood ★★★★
a good solid unorthodox piece, this. But I can imagine pages full of middle and endgame 'diagrams' with this piece. There could be reams of entertaining and instructive info on just this piece alone, you know. The RookKing and RNK and BNK also get no respect.

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