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Alfil. Jumps two diagonally (see Alfil).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2003-07-07 UTC
<i>Not only could the four-Alfil checkmate never happen in a traditional game, nor could the King-and-two-Alfils checkmate, as an Alfil could not reach c3 or any other square threatening a corner.</i> <p> This makes an assumption about the starting squares of the alfils which is unwarranted. As far as I can tell, the question was not asked with respect to shatranj or any other particular game.