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The Pegniar always moves in two legs, the first is an orthogonal slide, and the second is a diagonal bounce-move, along either of two diagonals in the prolonged movement-direction. If the Pegniar cannot bounce, then it cannot move. The Pegniar's value is 3, that is, the same as a bishop or knight (preliminary estimate). While the Pegniar slides along an orthogonal, several diagonals (in the prolonged movement direction) could be chosen, provided that there exist screens for bouncing. The Pegniar also moves by bouncing against the side of the board. In this case there is only one diagonal movement direction available. The Pegniar is a highly cooperative piece, something which makes it interesting to the positional player. Although the Pegniar is dependent on screens for moving it is a very dynamic and difficult piece. The Pegniar was a gladiator type in ancient Rome, which was equipped with club, whip, and shield. A Zillions program and more information is here.

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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2006-09-26. Web page last updated: 2006-09-26