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Dan Troyka writes:
In the variant, pieces that are not adjacent to any friendly piece are removed after each turn.
...Checkmate can be unusual. In the principal game, if the opponent King is adjacent to a friend in an otherwise empty portion of the board, you can checkmate the King by capturing the adjacent piece. In this situation, the King has no available move because reciprocal capture or moving away to an unattacked space would leave the King isolated, which is illegal. This situation is a checkmate, as opposed to a stalemate, so long as the initial capturing piece can capture the King on the next move either by direct capture or by withdrawal to a space beyond the King's reach.
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By Dan Troyka.
Web page created: 2006-12-25. Web page last updated: 2006-12-25