In Partnership with Musketeer ChessThe Sharper Chess Variant Kit, which features Hawk and Elephant Pieces, is an exciting, new way to play Chess! Use these pieces with your favorite set of chess pieces and play Sharper Chess! Each kit comes with a total of 4 plastic chess pieces - Black Elephant, Black Hawk, Natural Elephant, and Natural Hawk. Sharper Chess was developed by Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan and Bruce Harper, and the name SHARPER is a play on their two last names.
Rules for Musketeer Chess can be downloaded at www.musketeerchess.com. The new chess pieces are designed to be Staunton-compatible, hence can easily be used as replacements or substitutes to customize classic Staunton pattern chess sets or create your own chess variant.
Similar to the King, the Elephant can move one square in all directions. It also leaps orthogonally or diagonally by 2 squares. The Elephant can control up-to a maximum of 16 squares:
From d4, It can leap to d6, d2, b2, b4, b6, f2, f4, f6. It slides to: d5, d3, c3, c4, c5, e3, e4, e5.
PGN Notation: E
The Hawk is a pure leaper. It jumps 2 or 3 squares orthogonally or diagonally in any direction.
The Hawk can control up-to a total of 16 squares: From d4, it can leap to b2, a1, b4, a4, b6, a7, d2, d1, d6, d7, f2, f4, f6, g1, g4, g7.
PGN Notation: H