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(zzo38) A. Black wrote on 2007-12-22 UTC
I have some suggestions what the capturing poles rule can be:
  1. You must give check on the turn you are capturing the pole.
  2. The pole has to be attacked by 3 pieces at once, one of them capturing the pole.
  3. The pole has to be adjacent to a king of any color.
  4. Your own pole hasn't been placed yet.
  5. Poles can only be captured by pawns.
  6. Poles can only be captured by pawns or by promoted pawns.
  7. You must give checkmate on the turn you are capturing the pole.
  8. You must give check on the turn you are capturing the pole, and any pole must be adjacent to any king, at the same time.
  9. Your own pole can capture the opponent's pole, but it must be a king's move away.
  10. Poles can only be captured when you are in check.
  11. Poles can only be captured when you are in check, and only by the king.
  12. You must give discovered check by moving your own pole once in the game before the opponent's pole is allowed to be captured.
  13. You can only capture a pole if no other moves are valid.
You can choose one, and see which works best, or make your own suggestions as well. (I happen to like the last one.)

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