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Is there an equivalent to “a knight on the rim is dim” in other languages?

Turkish "Kenar atlar sakat atlardır". It means "Knights in the edge are crippled horses".
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Variant where each pawn promotes according to its file

Is there a name for the variant comprising just this rule? While not "just" this rule to distinguish it from modern chess, Murray's A History of Chess describes this version, naming it ...
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Variant where each pawn promotes according to its file

I have played such games with elderly retired soldiers. The variation is known as Indian chess, and apart from the promotion rule, the pawns always move one step. I am not sure if any tournaments have ...
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Why are capturing key moves "frowned upon"?

As an minor addition to the already accepted answer, it may be said that since the late 1860s or so 'it has always been that way'. The oldest 'rulebook' for chess problem composition that I know of ...
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Cocking the gun tactical motif (preparing a discovered attack)

This is called a battery. Hooper & Whyld's The Oxford Companion to Chess says "battery" is "a problem term for one of the two kinds of ambush: a line-piece would command a line if ...
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