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Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-10-01 UTC
There was a question about playing this game on-line.  I have a method that
would work.  The players use a referee (as stated in the preferred variants
of the rules posted at CV).  The following then happens:
1)players place their own pieces in a way, only visible for themselves,
according to the rules.
2) players each send their setup to the referee
3.a)Players take turns sending their moves via e-mail to the referee.  A
player knows his own piece identity, but not hte opponents.  The referre
knows both. 
3.b) The referee sends moves back to the appropriate player.
4) As stated in the rules, Quote: ''A player can try to take a piece of
the opponent by moving (following the normal movement rules) a piece to a
square that contains a piece of the opponent.) Then, the referee compares
the two pieces, without revealing the identities of the two pieces to the
players, and then removes the pieces that are taken. The players do not
see which piece was of the opponent, whether or not it was taken.''

Note (as stated in the rules): If a player loses his general (sili), then
he must show the opponent the position of his flag.

See complete rules here at CV.  There are 2 ''Referee'' variants so
players would need to agree on the desired variant.

My set should be arriving this week.  I would be glad to referee a game if
there are 2 interested players.

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