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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-04-22
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and Antoine  Fourrière. Inventor: R. Wayne Schmittberger. Extinction chess. Win by making your opponents pieces of one type extinct. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fabrice Liardet wrote on 2005-01-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I am not 100% sure about how castling should be handled. The game carries
very natural notions of check (last piece of a kind under attack) and
checkmate (unavoidable check). So castling under check hurts the eye a
bit, unless one has a second (promoted) king. But if one forbids castling
under or through check, one should also forbid castling when the rook is
attacked when it is the only rook on board. I played correspondence games
in the NOST association and there castling under check was allowed, as
Wayne Schmittberger recommends.
Still, I would rather recommend to disable castling completely. But of
course, the inventor gets precedence over my opinion :-)
One must be conscious that another feature of not wanting to talk about
check and checkmate is that stalemate becomes a win for the stalemating
player, because the opponent is forced to commit suicide. This one
doesn't bother me at all, since I dislike the stalemate rule anyway.