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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.

Piececlopedia: Zebrarider

Historical notes

The zebrarider is a `riding' variant of the Zebra, a fairly well known fairy chess piece. The zebrarider is used only occasionally in fairy chess problems. For a game piece, it may be less suitable - perhaps for variants on very big boards?

Movement

The zebrarider is a (2,3)-rider, i.e., it can make a series of jumps in the same direction, always going either two horizontally and three vertically, or two vertically and three horizontally. In other words: it can make a zebra move; when the square it visits is empty, it can continue with addtional zebra moves in exactly the same direction.

Movement diagram

In the diagram (on a 10 by 10 board) below, the zebrarider on a1 can move to all the squares marked with a white circle, and it can capture the black rook (which blocks its further movement in that direction, hence the zebrarider cannot go to i7.)

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This is an item in the Piececlopedia: an overview of different (fairy) chess pieces.
Written by Hans Bodlaender
WWW page created: September 25, 2000.