Bulldog Chess Players

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Mar 22, 2018
ZhenyaChaynikov
21 days ago
What about the Non-Elf. Moves and captures like an Amazon (Queen - Knight component) however: When the last move by the opponent was a capture, the Non-Elf can only move without capture. When the last move by the opponent was a move without capture, the Non-Elf can only move with a capture.
captaintugwash
Sep 10, 2021
Yeah the zugzwang problem is largely an endgame issue, but it does radically change the dynamics of some endgames, the most obvious example is turning K+R vs K from a win into a draw. But occasionally a zugzwang does crop up in middlegame or early endgame, and when it does it's something to behold. The witch already has the effect, but at least it creates opportunities in the process.
JamesAgadir
Sep 9, 2021
I guess the issue is what to do if they hide away.
JamesAgadir
Sep 9, 2021
I do admit to liking the idea of a valueless piece you still want to get rid of. Would have to see if they commonly last until the endgame. If they do it could cause Zugzwang issues. But maybe that means capturing it would be a strategical edge and so they would be captured beforehand.
captaintugwash
Sep 9, 2021
Kinda makes it harder to put your opponent in zugzwang, which for me is taking away a very potent weapon, and one that beautifully illustrates the art of chess. I don't see the point for a non-witch, as you call it. It's only purpose is to frustrate, which makes it a drawish piece.
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