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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Patt-schach (Stalemate chess). Players start with an illegal move from a stalemated position. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2011-12-12 UTC
Not on Black's first turn. It is 'illegal move' for any White pawn or piece to go from starting array to a2 or h2, so she is free to do so for the illegal opening requirement. The two Pawns of Black on b and g have the move to capture a2 or h2 but that would be legal. Each first move has to be illegal. Black may then take a piece on a2 or h2 turn 2 onward by any legal move. Actually both players have to occupy, attack, or protect respectively c6 and c3 on their first move, the only illegal moving of piece or Pawn. Otherwise they are subject to immediate checkmate by and if Knight reaching c6/c3. The article shows historical 'Resign' on move 2 by Wolf. That scenario is kind of a flaw or bust or cook to this CV, forcing limited line of development. Solution there is just to place the second b-Pawns at 5 and 4 instead.