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M Winther wrote on 2006-11-09 UTC
In his Encyclopedia of Chess Variants, 1994, David Pritchard briefly tells
that: 'A player may pass his turn, hence no stalemate or zugzwang.'

In his article 'Janggi Addenda', Abstract Games 15, Autumn 2003, Malcolm
Maynard writes: 'Passing turns. It was not mentioned in the article that
in Janggi, players *can* pass their turn, unlike in other forms of Chess.
The official rule of the Korean Janggi Association is that players may
pass their turns at any time. However, since a player would normally pass
a turn to avoid being forced into moving into a losing position, many
players interpret the rule to allow a player to pass only to avoid
checkmate or stalemate. 
(Thanx to Mr. Michaelsen).

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