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Old September 28th 17, 04:44 PM posted to rec.games.chess.misc
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On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 12:01:14 AM UTC-6, M Winther wrote:
"Diarchic Chess"


A chess variant with two kings each. Witches have the kingdom under a
spell...


http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/diarchicchess.htm
(http://www.two-paths.com/bg/diarchicchess.htm)


It is implicit in the description of the rules given, though not spelled out,
that only one of the Kings has to be checkmated in order to win. (The
alternative would be that one only has to worry about not being able to move
into check, and losing when checkmated, when one is down to one King.)

Also, it is not really accurate to say that the _only_ way to break the spell is
for one's own Witch to be sacrificed when capturing the enemy Witch does just as
well, again, as is also clear yet not explicitly stated in your description of
the rules.

John Savard
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Old September 30th 17, 06:11 AM posted to rec.games.chess.misc
M Winther[_2_]
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On 28/09/2017 17:44, Quadibloc wrote:
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 12:01:14 AM UTC-6, M Winther wrote:
"Diarchic Chess"


A chess variant with two kings each. Witches have the kingdom under a
spell...


http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/diarchicchess.htm
(http://www.two-paths.com/bg/diarchicchess.htm)


It is implicit in the description of the rules given, though not spelled out,
that only one of the Kings has to be checkmated in order to win. (The
alternative would be that one only has to worry about not being able to move
into check, and losing when checkmated, when one is down to one King.)

Also, it is not really accurate to say that the _only_ way to break the spell is
for one's own Witch to be sacrificed when capturing the enemy Witch does just as
well, again, as is also clear yet not explicitly stated in your description of
the rules.

John Savard


The only, way for "you" to break the spell is to sacrifice the Witch.
What the other player does you cannot control.

Of course, this game isn't "chess". It is an entirely different concept
altogether. But since one is required to attack with the king (because
one must conquer material), the king will get into difficulties. It is fun.

Mats
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Old October 7th 17, 05:12 AM posted to rec.games.chess.misc
Quadibloc
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On Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:11:42 PM UTC-6, M Winther wrote:

The only, way for "you" to break the spell is to sacrifice the Witch.
What the other player does you cannot control.


It is true that you cannot force the other player to blunder away his Witch. But
gaining material through stratagems is a normal activity in Chess.

John Savard
 




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