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Subject: Re: Okay, here it is: What is a rabbit?

Author: Tony Werten

Date: 01:07:56 10/29/01

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On October 29, 2001 at 04:04:03, Jeroen Noomen wrote:

>On October 28, 2001 at 18:46:24, Bas Hamstra wrote:
>Hi guys,
>Funny to read that everyone is wondering what 'a rabbit' means in chess! In the
>first place I should explain that in the human chess world (I mean amongst club
>players, not the really strong guys) it is usual to come up with nice terms for
>some specific position. It is like 'student talk': They also come up with very
>new words or meanings of words.
>What is a rabbit? Well, in the game Tao-The King the white program saw a way of
>winning a pawn: It took the black pawn on h7 with a knight. After black's f7-f6
>though, the knight cannot move anymore and it will be lost. In Apeldoorn chess
>clubs we refer to such knights as 'a rabbit'. Why? Well, it jumped in a hole
>(which is h7), from where it cannot escape. And rabbits are fond of jumping in
>holes, even when it is not such a good idea.
>Remember the term 'an octopus', which is a knight on d6 (for white). Why an
>octopus? Because it is attacking 8 squares in enemy position, like 8 tentacles!
>Since then animal names seem to be rather popular.

Don't forget the pigs.


>>>'Ik wil gewoon mijn konijn op h7 krijgen'
>>>(I just want to get my rabbit on h7)
>>I think really think we need a crystal clear definition of the rabbit concept.
>>Please Jeroen, it's really urgent, I want fix my rabbit hole before next

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