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Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-12-15 UTC
Thanks to both Christine and the mystery writer for your comments.  For
Christine, I did not notice the comment until today - yes, I belive the
MSchmahl-cvgameroom-2004-77-566 Fri, Aug 27, 2004 game is very good for
anyone interested in seeing a real game of this played out.  Glad you
enjoyed that game.

In regard to the mystery writer's question: it reads like a real
mind-twister (brain teaser).  So I will try to disect it and take it
slow... my comments preceded by ****a nd followed by -gkg.  Mystery
writer's comments followed by -mw

1) white has 2 kings -mw  **** So we know a King went back in time
2) either side travelled backward in time again to when white only has one
king. - mw **** Possible for black to do.  But, as soon as white does this
White will have 2 Kings, the original King plus the King that went back
from the 2-King future.  This gives us an alternate past with 2-Kings
instead of one and will result in a new future - gkg
3)Now, white's 2nd king didn't really land in the new time variant.-mw
**** He did, but in an alternate time line which was superceded by the new
time line.  Think of it as parallel worlds.  Better yet, think of it has
each time travel going to a different chess board... thus we see alternate
past positions and future positions that existed... but, then due to time
travel no longer exist.-gkg
4)Then, white wants to travel backward once (if the 2nd time travel was
did by him) or twice (if that was did by black). Is that legal?-mw
**** Good question. Each King time travel counts as a travel towards his
limit.  King travels are never erased 'so to speak' by other time travel
events.  As long as your King has a Time Travel or two remaining, he can
travel (assuming the move is legal).  I hope this helps.  Best regards,

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