You are on the backup site for Chessvariants.com. Any posts, moves, or other changes you make here will not be permanent, because the pages and database from the main site will be backed up here every midnight EST. Additionally, things may not be working right, because this site is also a testbed for newer system software. So, if you are not here to test, develop, or merely read this site, you may want to change .org to .com in the navigation bar and go to the main site.



The Chess Variant Pages




[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ]
[ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ]
[ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]

Single Comment

What is wrong with Shou Dou Qi?. Comments on the rules of Shou Dou Qi - the Animal Game.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
ColonelCrockett wrote on 2010-09-13 UTC
An player can win in the 'drawing' situation when 1)the opponent's rat
is pinned away from the action of the center by an opposing rat and 2)the
elephants, lions, and tigers all oppose one another by occupying squares
preventing the opponent from moving. take the following example from a
strongly played game ... http://brainking.com/en/ShowGame?g=4546199&i=207

black had only to place his dog and leopard on b1 and b2 (it doesn't
matter which piece is used where) and then sacrific on c2. white must
capture with the stronger lion or elephant and allows either lion-b3
followed by the offer of a lion sacrifice or elephant-d3 threatening to
capture the lion and sacrifice the elephant to jump into c1 and then the
den. the end is obvious from this point.

I'm not saying you're wrong ... A jungle game should be a draw ... but so
should a shogi, chess, and tictactoe game. I think this game deserves a
better analysis placing it closer to chess than to tictactoe.

addendum: I play as 'ColonelCrockett' on brainking and will accept almost
any challenge in Dou Shou Qi.