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Parahouse. (Updated!) Shogi + Strong pieces. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2022-05-21 UTC

Perhaps it is a bit confusing that the Rules section actually doesn't give the rules, but the difference between the rules of regular Shogi and this variant. While that becomes only clear from the last remark. It could be better to start with stating "The rules are the same as for Shogi, except:", and than mention the other 5 points.

A consequence of the rules of regular Shogi is that a game where both Kings reach the enemy camp is usually impossible to win by checkmate for eithher player. It therefore has a special rule to decide the game in that case. The campmate rule here is an alternative way of deciding the game in this case.

It is still not clear to me what "3-fold repetition is impossible" means. Is it forbidden to make a move that repeats an earlier position? Does white lose (as in mini-Shogi)? Such rule are usually very unsatisfactory, even when perpetual checking is made an exception where the checker loses. Because you can often force a large material gain by chasing a piece until it is no longer allowed to repeat.