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Bachelor Kamil. Combines ideas from Bachelor Chess and Wildebeest Chess. (9x8, Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2005-02-23 UTCGood ★★★★
'ABCLargeCV': Weak back rank means likely promotion to Queen or Gnu(Knight+Camel). Alternative win condition is checkmate of any Gnu. In Doug Chatham's Bachelor Chess there is win by marriage(K,Q adjacent), for which see Gilman's Notes. For all the play on words, Camel, or really any other variant leaper uncompounded, be it Zebra, Dabbabah, Alfil, Trebuchet(0,3), or Tripper(3,3), just do not carry the logic or effectiveness of Knight. Therefore, Alfil is not standard any more; and any CV that uses one of those six exotic leapers quickly scrambles for rules and array to make a playable chess.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-02-24 UTC
There is no question of 'checkmating any Gnu'. The Gnu is a capturable piece just as the Queen is. I can see how the confusion mnight have arisen. When a Gnu next to the King is under threat, the question is whether the player WHO HAS THESE PIECES TOGETHER wins, or whether the OTHER player can CONTINUE THE GAME by capturing the Gnu.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2006-03-20 UTC
I have submitted an update correcting an error in the array diagrams, but I expect that it will take a whole to be posted. They should show nine squares on every rank, with nine Pawns aside.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2006-05-09 UTC
I have spotted a new error, showing the wrong image for the Camel. This will be remedied eventually, but please be patient as there is a backlog of updates.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-12-02 UTC
I notice that this still has the incorrect array from when I accidentally used the letter C for the Camel. The correct arrays are:

I would grateful if some editor could make the correction - and correct 'aranged' to 'arranged' while we're at it.


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