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The Chess Variant Pages



This page is written by the game's inventor, Siwakorn Songrag.

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Fergus Duniho wrote on 2022-02-14 UTC

I think (Siwakorn may feel free, of course, to correct me) that it means that once no more unpromoted Soldiers remain, if 64 moves pass without any captures the game is declared a draw, but a capture, rather than resetting the count, adds 16 instead.

He says you're right, but I still don't understand it. What is 16 added to? If 16 is added to the move count, a capture would bring on the end of the game even quicker, which is counterintuitive to the intent of the usual 50 moves rule. Or is 16 added to the number of moves that must pass before a draw may be declared?


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