[Retros] reward for stalemate

Joost de Heer joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl
Tue Jun 17 16:37:48 EDT 2014

On 06/17/2014 10:28 PM, Kevin Begley wrote:
> Whether or not you agree with GM Short's solution, is of no consolation,
> here.
> The point is:  FIDE (a game federation) owns the FIDE rule book, and
> they may do what they like with it, for the purposes of serving their
> own unique charter.
> They have no cause to be concerned how it affects a chess problem
> community.
> Chess problems predate their game, and should never have been impacted
> by it.

Indeed. I keep finding it bizarre that several fairy retractors use the 
game rule '3 fold repetition' for a genre that has absolutely nothing to 
do with game play.


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