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Subject: Re: Does your program understand castling/en passant rights on 3x repetition

Author: blass uri

Date: 06:41:16 02/27/00

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On February 27, 2000 at 09:34:36, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>On February 27, 2000 at 03:04:05, Tom Kerrigan wrote:
>
>>I don't think exact adherence to these rules is necessary.
>>
>>-Tom
>
>
>It is if you plan on playing in human events...
>
>If you claim a repetition and refuse to continue to play, you lose.  If you
>don't recognize a repetition and continue to play, you can draw a won ending.

The point is that the probability to have 3 times repetition that is not a draw
because of castling or en passent is very low.

I do not know about cases when it practically happened in games.

Uri



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