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Chess variant

Short rookSuperqueenShort rook

Chess variant with fairy chess pieces: the queen is replaced by a superqueen, which can also make a knight-move, and the rooks are short rooks, which can move at most four squares at once.

Superqueen = Queen + KnightShort rook = Rook ≤ 4

Otherwise the rules of chess apply, with the following differences:


This set of pieces has roughly the same power as the standard set, but the power is much more concentrated in one single piece.

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