What is the name of the chess piece in a variant game where there is a piece that moves like the queen AND a knight?

Is there a name for this variant?

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    That piece is called an amazon (among other things). Do you have some reason to believe there is only one chess variant which uses such a piece? – bof Feb 16 at 20:44
  • No. There may well be more variants that use the same new piece. – edwina oliver Feb 16 at 21:28
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    This links to two games involving this superpiece. The games can be played against computer.: facebook.com/groups/InteractiveChessPuzzles/permalink/… – DrCapablasker Feb 17 at 16:10

According to the Wikipedia variants page, there does not seem to be a variant with a specific name, but there are several variants that use the queen-knight hybrid, which is called an Amazon (appropriate name, and combines rook+bishop+knight movement abilities). So maybe just "Amazon chess" would make sense.

The Amazon is used in the following variants (copied from the Wikipedia page above):

  1. Maharajah and the Sepoys: Black has a complete army, and White only one piece: the maharajah (Amazon).
  2. Musketeer Chess: A commercial variant, inspired from Seirawan Chess. This variant introduces 10 fairy pieces: archbishop, chancellor, hawk (different rules from Seirawan Chess), elephant (different rules from Seirawan Chess), leopard, cannon (different from Xiangqi), unicorn, fortress, spider, and amazon (also called dragon in this game). Players have a choice of 2 pieces among the 10 possible and method used to introduce them during the game.
  3. Wolf Chess: On an 8×10 board, with fairy pieces wolf (empress), fox (princess), nightrider, sergeant (almost a Berolina pawn), and elephant (amazon). By Arno von Wilpert (1943).

There are also the following hybrid pieces:

  1. Empress (rook+knight)
  2. Princess (knight+bishop)
  3. The traditional Queen (rook+bishop)
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