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Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-06-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Your own Excellent still raised the overall rating, but on reflection(!) you deserve it anyway. I am still spotting games in which the feature would be a useful addition. While you are right that a biliards feature does little for the Rook, it does more for Rook variants such as Xiang Qi's Cannon. In nearly all cases it allows a Cannon to jump an enemy piece that is the only piece between the Cannon and the edge, bounce off the edge, and capture the piece on the way back! The exception is where the enemy piece is at the END of the rank or file in the 'HALB' option, in which case the Cannon can jump that piece to capture another enemy piece on or towards the OTHER end of the rank or file!

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