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Knight Oriental :KN

Fibonnaci Sequence Design  Knight

Graphic created and contributed by Don McLean.  Right: Knight

This is the oriental knight and is indicated by the letters KN as opposed to the occidental knight who has the letters KT (monogram).   They move in a 2 x 1 or, 1 x 2 fashion and may capture any MP/mp on who’s cell they land.   However, the oriental KN can be blocked from moving.   If there is a MP/mp one cell away from the KN he is prevented from moving past this MP/mp.   In the worst case the KN can be totally blocked from moving ie, if he is surrounded by MPs/mps on all four cells around him.   On Level-4 (ISP) the KN is prevented from moving because he is blocked by the PA in front of him.   Also, he is blocked from moving because of the RO to his left and the BS to his right.   It is necessary to move the PA, RO or BS to enable him to move.   It follows that he can be blocked from +CH or, ++CM the KI, GE or from capturing other MPs/mps.  


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KN1 and KN2.   The Knight (KN) of Chinese chess moves in a 2 x 1 or 1 x 2 manner.   Note that the letters KN are used to distinguish him from the monogram (KT) that is used for the occidental knight.   The KN may cross the river in the middle of the board.   However, the KN can be blocked in his movement.   The KN can be totally blocked if there are MPs/mps surrounding him.   At the beginning of a contest the KNs are used for protecting the FSs (Foot-Soldiers) and during the middle game are useful in spearheading the attack (Chinese chess).  Agravaine was one of the knights of the Round Table. 




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