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The Piececlopedia is intended as a scholarly reference concerning the history and naming conventions of pieces used in Chess variants. But it is not a set of standards concerning what you must call pieces in newly invented games.

Piececlopedia: Antelope

Historical notes

A Black Antelope, drawn by AI
The antelope is a less well-known fairy chess piece. I know of no games that use it. Torsten Linss has a few problems using the antelope.


The antelope is a (3,4)-jumper, i.e., it moves (with or without taking) four squares horizontally and five vertically, or five squares horizontally and four vertically. It `jumps', i.e., it can move regardless whether the intervening squares are occupied or not.

Movement diagram

In the diagram below, the antelope can move to all the squares marked with a black circle.

This is an item in the Piececlopedia: an overview of different (fairy) chess pieces.
Written by Ben Good.
WWW page created: January 13, 1999. Last modified: September 22, 1999.