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Marinelli's three-handed chess, or Triple Chess. Historic chess variant for three players. (Cells: 136) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-12-08 UTC
The problem of setting limits on stalemate - and checkmate for that matter - is even worse than you suggest. It is self-compounding. Consider a player whose only move(s) to keep - or get - out of check would result in a prohibited checkmate or stalemate of another player. Then the player to move is stalemated, or checkmated if already in check. So it has to be determined whether THAT mate is legal, and so on backwards. This would be true to an extent even were it true fo just checkmate, but adding it for stalemate does compound the problem.

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