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The Piececlopedia is intended as a scholarly reference concerning the history and naming conventions of pieces used in Chess variants. But it is not a set of standards concerning what you must call pieces in newly invented games.
The Murray Lion
In A History of Chess, chess
historian H. J. R. Murray gives an incorrect description of the movement
of the Lion in Chu Shogi. However, this Lion is a rather interesting
piece. Author John William Brown of the book Meta
Chess named this pieces the Murray Lion,
both to honor Murray and to
distinguish it from the actual Chu Shogi Lion.
The Murray Lion may leap to the second orthogonal square or the second
diagonal square - with or without capturing. It may also move to any
adjacent square - but only to capture.
Written by John William Brown and Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: February 9, 1999.