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What is perpetual checking?

Perpetual checking is a situation in which a player makes a series of moves giving check to the opponent General with one or several pieces. The series of checks is called perpetual depending on the applied rules. Currently, we apply the following rules set:

Source: https://www.iggamecenter.com/en/rules/xiangqi#perpetual

Our Perpetual checks indicator widget lists two labels for each color:

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