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David Paulowich wrote on 2006-04-03 UTC
Very little is written in English about forcing stalemate. Roger Hare writes on his Chu Shogi page: 'The old texts say that a kinsho and osho against a bare osho wins.' I assume this means that a King and Gold General can force a 'stalemate position' on the 12x12 board and then capture the enemy King (after it moves).

Can we force a stalemate victory in the ending King and Silver General versus King? I once tried running a Zillion - Zillions test game for over 250 moves on an 8x8 board, at one minute per move, with no success. Perhaps the problem here is the fact that the Silver General cannot lose a tempo (triangulate). Neither can the Knight, which alternates colors each move - stalemate wins probably happen in rare situations where the lone King is already trapped in the corner. Even the ending King and Bishop versus King seems to be a draw - I do not see any way to force the lone King to the edge of the board - I have a K+B versus K test game (325 moves) on my hard drive.

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