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Asian Xiangqi Federation Rules P2

5. Legend of the examples cont'd. 

The cannon may not , by making use of another piece as a gun-mount (WXF is cannon mount) , perpetually chase a chariot (protected or unprotected). This applies even if the cannon or the chariot under attack remains stationary, only those pieces that function as the gun-mount are moved. Such chase is regarded as perpetual chase and thus a violation of rules. The cannon side must change his moves or he loses. 
Dia 61-62 Cannon chase chariot gun-mount use. Click here   

If a chariot is pinned to a rank or file by a cannon, the movement of the chariot along the line will not constitute a chase on any opponent’s piece. The opponent’s chariot is not allwowed to make a perpetual chase on the pinned chariot. This situation will NOT be viewed as a perpetual offer. However, if the pinned chariot is protected on one of its moves, then it is not a perpetual chase. Whether or not the chariot is protected, one may not chase it perpetually with a horse or a cannon.
Dia 63-66 rules regarding a pinned chariot. Click here     

Perpetual chase on your opponent’s pieces by a king is ruled a draw, even if one of the moves involves another piece in a simultaneous chase. Perpetual chase by a pawn is also ruled a draw. Perpetual chase on one or more pieces is also allowed. It is still a draw if one of the moves involves another piece in making the chase.  A king or a pawn may not chase a piece perpetually if every move involves a simultaneous chase by another piece. It will be ruled a loss.
A king or a pawn may not chase a piece perpetually if every move involves a simultaneous chase by another piece. It will be ruled a loss.
Dia 67-68 King perpetual chase   + Dia 69-70 Pawn perpetual chase.Dia 71-73 King or pawn perpetual chase and simul chase by 2nd piece. Click here    

A chariot may not perpetually chase a cross-river pawn, though the pawn may be chasing some pieces consecutively in turn. The chariot side must change his moves or lose.
Perpetual chase on >=2 pieces by a piece is allowed. Perpetual chase on >=2 by >=2 pieces is also allowed.  
Dia 74-75 chariot cannon perpet chase cross-river pawn + Dia 76-80 1 perpetual chase >=2 piece
  
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It is a violation of rules to make a perpetual chase on a “fake-rooted” piece. The player making the chase must change his moves or he loses.   There seems to be a typing mistake with dia 81 in the rules book. I will not publish it for the time being until I get it cleared with the authorities.
Dia 81-82  >=2 pieces chase 1 piece + Dia 83-85 Chase fake rooted piece. Click here    

When 2 pieces attack a piece , it will NOT be regarded as perpetual chase if the piece under attack has a real root. The game will be ruled a draw if both players do not change their moves. 
Dia 86-89 chase on piece with real root. Click here 

The repetition of two consecutive chases, of which one is also an invitation to exchange pieces, is regarded as a perpetual chase. Even if both moves can be viewed as chases as well as invitation to exchange pieces it is still a perpetual chase.    
In a situation where side’s A chariot and King are pinned down by side B’s chariot and cannon, and side A perpetually attack the menacing chariot with a horse or a cannon, it is regarded as a PERPETUAL CHASE on the chariot, and will be ruled as a loss. 
 Dia 90-93 repetition of two consecutive chases.+  Dia 94-96 one side chariot pinned but still attack. Click here     

Perpetual threat to capture after check is permissible. If both players do not change their moves, the game will be ruled a draw.
Perpetual block is a draw…
Dia 97-98 Perpetual threat to capture after check. + Dia 99-100 perpetual block is a draw. Click here    

Perpetual offer and perpetual exchange are both ruled as a draw.
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ia 101-104 perpetual offer and perpetual exchange. + Additional diagrams 105-107. Click here

THE END! Whew...

Last updated: 15th April 2011 9pm
Acknowledgements: none yet, but i am sure there will be


Refereces:

1. <<象棋词典>> 屠景明 杨伯伟 2009 Ed  
2. The AXF.The links are also free for download at my site under the downloads section.
3. <<象棋入门>> 刘国斌 徐家亮 韩宽 . Approved by the Chinese Xiangqi Association.

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