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This page is written by the game's inventor, M Winther.

External Link: Thraex_Chess

The Thraex captures like a rook, but makes non-capturing moves in two legs, by leaping orthogonally over an intervening piece and temporarily landing on the empty square immediately behind the piece. From there it slides like a bishop on any of the two diagonals in the prolonged movement direction. The Thraex's value is 3, that is, the same as a bishop or knight (preliminary estimate). The Thraex is dependent on 'screens' for moving, but as it can capture directly on the orthogonals it can have a positional influence also when it's unable to make non-capturing moves. The Thraex was a gladiator type in ancient Rome, which was named after warriors from Thrace. A Zillions program and more information is here.

External Link: http://www.two-paths.com/bg/thraexchess.htm


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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2006-10-03. Web page last updated: 2006-10-03