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Shatranj Kamil X. Shatranj Kamil, with new pieces from Jetan, Shogi and Xiangqi. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-08-02 UTC

Interactive diagram added to page.

It rules stalemate a win, as it should, but does not contain the additional rule that stalemate is a draw when you are stalemating with only a lone king.  But I agree with H.G. that this is an unnecessary rule:

The Diagram would not make the exception that stalemating with a lone King is a draw. But this seems a silly rule anyway. The only practical case I know where a bare King delivers stalemate is in defending against promotion of a Rook Pawn, preventing the supporting King to step away from the edge. But that only works if the strong side chooses to stalemate himsef by pushing the Pawn. You cannot force him to do that. The rule is as pointless as an extra rule that a checkmate in KNNK would count as a draw in orthoChess.

I did add this rule to the Game Courier preset for completeness but I am not concerned that the diagram doesn't do it.