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Bishogi. An attempt to take the FIDE army further towards Shogi than Chessgi does. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-09-24 UTC
There is no double move as Pawns are promotable on the seventh rank and
these rules together preserve the 5-step Pawn trek. There is thus no
en-passant.
	Castling is a tougher question. Shogi has no castling, but then it has no
long-range piece its own move away from the King. Xiang Qi is little help
either, as that too has a rule automatically barring vastling: the General
cannot leave the middle three files, which it would do if it castled! I
have also failed to specify castling in the related Anglis Qi, and am
interested to hear the thoughts of others on castling for both variants.
	By the way, I have now taken to writing HTML files, so if anyone can send
me the Bishogi one I can start work on adding in hte info. I'll keep 8x8
as standard, but may add the 9x9 interpretation to the middle of the last
paragraph.