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H. G. Muller wrote on 2021-05-14 UTC

This interesting variant featured some pieces for which no XBetza notation existed. Namely a lame Slip-Rook and Slip-Bishop, sliding only an odd number of steps. I now made the diagram understand notations jnAA, with A a distant leaper atom, as a lame rider with the given basic leap, with an elongated first step.

As many pieces promote, and only in an (optional) predetermined way, I used Shogi-style promotion for this diagram. As a result the automatically generated piece list to the right of the diagram does not list all pieces; it only lists the unpromoted forms, and shows the correspondin promoted forms after a second click. The images used in the article's original diagram for Gryphon and Anchorite were not available in the 35x35 set I used for this diagram. I used the standard image for Gryphon and a Rhino instead. The article did not specify any pictograms for the promoted pieces that are not in the start position, so I improvised there.

files=13 ranks=12 satellite=gratia graphicsDir=/graphics.dir/alfaeriePNG35/ promoZone=3 promoOffset=12 maxPromote=12 squareSize=35 graphicsType=png lightShade=#CCCC11 darkShade=#339933 rimColor=#111199 coordColor=#CCCC11 borders=0 firstRank=1 useMarkers=1 promoChoice=TMGNCA pawn (G)::fmWfceFifnmD:pawn:d4,j4 pawn (B)::fmWfceFifnmD:pawn:c4,k4 pawn (R)::fmWfceFifnmD:pawn:a4,m4 pawn (A)::fmWfceFifnmD:pawn:e4,i4 pawn (G')::fmWfceFifnmD:pawn:f4,h4 pawn (Q)::fmWfceFifnmD:pawn:b4,g4,l4 elephant::A::a1,m1 dabbaba::D:warmachine:e1,i1 wazir::W::g3 ferz::::g1 knight:N:::b2,l2 camel::::c1,k1 giraffe::FX::d2,j2 bishop::::c2,k2 rook::::a2,m2 anchorite::yafsW:rhino:e2,i2 gryphon:G':yafsF::f2,h2 queen:::: picket:B':yafF:halflingbishop: pocket:R':yafW:halflingrook: panda:D':WnjDD:warmachineriderwazir: bear:E':FnjAA:elephantriderferz: night potentate:N':N2:nightrider: camel potentate:C':C2:camelrider: king::KisO3::g2


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