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Charles Gilman wrote on 2010-06-23 UTC
The Knight is stronger than the Camel because the Knight can reach the entire board and the Camel only squares of one colour. Think 'Camel is to Knight as Bishop is to Rook'. Nor is the Camel's colourbound nature balanced, as the Bishop's is relative to the Knight, by the Knight's colourswitching nature (always moves to a square of the other colour), as the Camel is rankswitching (always moves from an odd to and even rank or vice versa). The Silver is also rankswitching, making it weaker than the Gold as the latter can triangulate (return to its square in three moves).

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