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In Alpaca Chess the rules are the same as in orthodox chess, except that one extra piece (or two) per player is placed in the reserve. Standard chess is included as an option.

The Alpaca jumps one or two squares orthogonally. It cannot capture on the second square. A common motif is to create a breach by exchanging it for two pawns. The Alpaca is ideal for defensive purposes, but can also penetrate into the enemy position and, due to its lower value, drive away enemy pieces. A light piece can be exchanged for Alpaca + pawn, while retaining equality. Its value corresponds to two pawns.

A Zillions program and more information is here.

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By M Winther.

Last revised by H. G. Muller.

Web page created: 2009-04-15. Web page last updated: 2022-11-23