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An unusual mix of pieces and an unusual goal; never heard of a win by kidnapping! Hopefully George will enlighten me on some previous instance.
The discussion came two years after the post in 2002. Bruce Mills' 40-square Diamond Chess came earlier in 1999. Ralph Betza first (formally) rotated 64-square board 45 degrees somewhat similar to 100-year-old Legan.
Gridlock has pieces hitching a ride in 2003, as Mounting the Forrest Rook.
A mine explosion has no effect on the Hitchhiker. The Hitchhiker can be destroyed only by dropping it in the Black Hole, which ends the game.
How do an exploding mine and a Hitchhiker interact?
Uh, if the Sun has just moved, it is not destroyed by detonation of a live mine. Should have said so in my last post.
even if the Sun just moved?
Good questions, and the answers are ... the Sun itself explodes when it scorches a live mine, and a live mine destroys an adjacent sun when it detonates.
How do Suns and live mines interact?<br> Specifically: <ul><li>What happens if a Sun scorches a live mine?</li> <li>What happens if a mine is detonated next to a Sun?</li></ul>
No. Capturing is a stationary action for the Sun, i.e., if it moves from one space to another it cannot capture. Looks like I could have expressed this more clearly.
I have another question... Can the sun move and scorch in the same turn?
FIDE rules govern by default, which means that mines are captured by normal replacement in space (i.e., the capturing piece is not destroyed). The diagram is wrong with regard to the Orbiter. It can move to d4 or f4. The Zillions version of the game is rule-abiding, or so I hope, and it might help to clear up issues that perhaps aren't clearly expressed in the written rules.
Why can't Orbiter in diagram move to d4 or f4?
Well, if I could give a definite answer to your question, I would. <p> The last sentence of the Mine description says, 'Detonation of a <i>live</i> Mine can be prevented by capture but the capturing piece itself is exploded.'(Emphasis added.) This suggests to me that when you capture a Mine in space, it isn't 'live' and the capturing piece does not explode. But that's just a guess.
I asked a question over a month ago, and it STILL hasn't been answered!!
If a Mine on space is captured, does the capturing piece explode?
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