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Berolina Pawn. Pawn variant that takes straight and moves diagonally forward.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-03-01 UTC
Before discovering that this piece had already been invented I saw the possibility of it and thought of the name Yeoman - as one step above the peasantry that the standard Pawn represents. It is certainly a snappier name.

Anonymous wrote on 2007-11-29 UTC
If a game of chess were played with one army containing normal pawns, and the other of Berolina pawns, who would have the advantage? In other words, which is more powerful? It would seem that regular pawns are better at teamwork, while Berolinas are better solo, but what does experience tell?

Jeremy Good wrote on 2007-11-30 UTC
Ralph Betza, a very good chessplayer, playtested your scenario and suggested that the two armies would be about equal. For more discussion of the issue, please see the bottom of this page.

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