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Topic: Dice Chess: Mating KQ/K the hard way
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Hauke Reddmann

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Re: Dice Chess: Mating KQ/K the hard way
Posted: Dec 21, 2013 10:07 AM
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I clarify "en block" :-)

- Yes, fair coin, optimal strategy and no 50-moves rule
(which usually doesn't hold in problem chess except
in the retro genre). Likewise, you may ignore 3-fold
repetition. In my example, just play K-a6-b6-a6 until
the coin shows Q.
- After Qd8, Black is mated. He may NOT play Ka7 on
the account that White throws Q in the next move
because THERE ISN'T a next move. (This is also usual
problem chess convention, mate ends game and any
application of fairy rule changes.)
- In the position Ka1 Qb1 - Ka3, White throwing K,
the "standard" rule is "repeat throw". (But you can
conceive three different rules if the dice/coin
indicates an illegal move: "free" - play as you like,
"lose" - you lose the game, "swap" - pass right of
move to opponent. But I prefer "repeat".)
So you can as well play a Q move immediately.

Hauke Reddmann <:-EX8
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