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This item is a Java program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-12-31
 Author: Ed  Friedlander. Inventor: Darren  Izzard. Philosopher's Chess. Winner of the 40 squares contest.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2008-09-12 UTC
I feel Philosophers Chess is very long in the end game. For example,when there are only a Philosopher and two Kings on the borad.

Philosophers Chess will be better if added another way of winning for reducing the enemy force to exactly one King.

Anonymous wrote on 2004-08-26 UTC
This position is not a stalemate, as was declared:
   a   b   c   d   e   f        o   d
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+    +---+---+
1: k :   :   :   :   :   :   1: t :   :
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+    +---+---+
2:   :   : E :   :   :   :   2:   :   :
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+    +---+---+
3:   :   :   :   :   :   :
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+
4:   :   : R :   : K :   :
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+
5:   :   :   :   :   :   :
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+
6:   :   :   : E :   :   :
 +---+---+---+---+---+---+
It is not a stalemate because, according to the rules file,
'If the opponent's king comes into check during a double move, the
move does not have to stop - but the king may NOT be taken.'

It also duplicated a position earlier in the game, which is not allowed.

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