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David Paulowich wrote on 2008-07-18 UTC
There are seven rules. (or removal of rules...) 
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'Actually there are seven rules removed from FIDE Chess.

1. There is one less row.  The board is 7x8

2. There is no check/check mate.  You win by King capture.

3. There are no Draws.

4. There is no double move for pawns.  Pawns will always move one space.
There is no en-passant.

5. There is no castling.

6. A pawn may only promote to a captured piece [QRNB]  and not move to the
last row unless there is a piece to promote to.

7. If a player can only legally move his King, he loses.'

IF A PLAYER CANNOT LEGALLY MOVE HIS KING, Rule 7 does not apply!
IF A PLAYER CANNOT LEGALLY MOVE HIS KING, Rule 7 does not apply!!
IF A PLAYER CANNOT LEGALLY MOVE HIS KING, Rule 7 does not apply!!!

'David,

You're blockade example, which you are clearly proud of discovering, is a
lose for the side that can not move.  See rule 7's last sentence.

I'll add examples, it's a good idea.

Please refrain from rating a game until you've played it.'

That was, I assume, John Lewis replying to my [2008-05-08] comment. Statements like that will not impress anyone who actually understands the English language.

I 'played' games of Shatranj in 2005, posted [2005-03-08] on the Shatranj Comments/Ratings page, and FIDE Chess in 2008, both ending with the King (belonging to the player whose turn it was) stuck in a corner, surrounded by friendly pieces, which in turn are completely blocked by Pawns (friendly and unfriendly). John Lewis and Rich Hutnik (see his 2008-05-09 comment on this page) continue to pretend that those games do not exist and ignore the lessons they teach.


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