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Adam DeWitt wrote on 2022-01-31 UTC

I also have a question of my own: just to clarify, a Dark Spirit or Buddhist Spirit capturing a Deva or Teaching King, or vice versa, causes it, like other pieces, to convert to its victim? The notes clarify that, as expected, one of them would disappear, but don't make clear which one, and one could make a case imo for contageous pieces being immune to contageon themselves.

Yes, contagious pieces turn into the promoted form of their victim if the victim is contagious. So DV/TKxDS/BS results in promotion of the DV/TK to BS, and vice versa.

What happens if such pieces capture multiple contagious pieces is left unclear though, thanks to the situation where multiple contagious pieces are captured at once, which is not elaborated on in the historical texts. I assume the result would be the last contagious piece captured (This is what a Japanese Chu Shogi Association official said about the issue, as well as the rule used for contagious pieces in Taishin Shogi and Hook Shogi).


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