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Interactive diagrams. (Updated!) Diagrams that interactively show piece moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-02-05 UTC

There are times I think you are a magician, HG!


ChessVA computer program
. Program for playing numerous Chess variants against your PC.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-02-02 UTC

I'll look into it more deeply hopefully!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-02-02 UTC

I've seen a game where a pawn has promoted to joker and not to rook for no apparent reason. Any insight towards why?!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-02-02 UTC

Greg, what is the strength of the king used by the joker value evaluation?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-31 UTC

Ok, HG, thanks!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

And because it was facing a difficult position white decided to go for a draw. Thanks Greg!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

White's previous move was by a chancellor from h8 to h10. That chancellor got captured. I now think I know what you mean, is what's the black joker's current power. The stalemate/checkmate status depends on that. And because the last moved white piece until white moves again is a chancellor that does not attack the king. We have a stalemate here.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

No matter about my previous comment.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

Agreed, but I'm not sure if it is a different stalemate.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

The short story is that black has just captured an chancellor on h10 and white is to move. The version that I have (I think is the last one published) gives now a stalemate. The long story is that any piece moved by white leads to a king capture by black in the next move. Here actually the black chancellor on e2 has a role to play. The difference from the studies we already have is that a role is played by the white joker who inherits and transmits a king (more actually a man I think) power. Is that in the second case a checkmate or a stalemate? It looks like ChessV as white has sacrificed it's chancellor for an easy draw, but is this a way for black to checkmate the opponent? And most important how should it be? I am confused by this myself. Depending on what you can do Greg, I am ready to adjust the rules in these rare cases. The most important thing is though, that the rules are clear for everybody.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

And c is a chancellor, but this actually has no importance!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

The fen of the position, as is found in chessV, is this:

3J3k1w/10/10/8p1/2P5Pp/1S7P/5s4/10/4c4j/7BK1 w - - 0 78

but I did not manage to do it. Here J stands for joker, w stands for wizard, s stands for maasai pawn. The rest are self explanatory.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

Oklh, that is using the diagram designer, isn't it?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

I think I have encountered a new situation involving the joker. I want to post a png with the position but I don't know how. Can someone tell me how to add a picure in the comments?


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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-30 UTC

Ok, but then what is the problem?


Apothecary Chess-Modern. Large board variant obtained through tinkering with known games.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-29 UTC

@Fergus Have you any idea about what is going on!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-28 UTC

Now I see what you mean. I don't think it is something I have done!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-28 UTC

To me they look normal!


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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-16 UTC

Thanks, Jean-Louis!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-15 UTC

@ Jean-Louis, now I'm curious what does it say about me. It sounds to me it is like a child.


Grand Cavalier Chess. The decimal version of Cavalier Chess. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-08 UTC

Yes, it seems I have a problem.  I am using time too agressively ... It is not running out of time as such, it is just getting to the point where it is moving instantly with a search depth of 1 because there is no time to do anything more.  And, with a search depth of 1, the sides are stumbling around until a draw is called in positions that should be won.  I am working on updating my time allocation now.

 

I have observed this too, but I did not knew how to reproduce it. My workaround was to give enough time (2mins+7secs for example).


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-06 UTC

HG,

I missed the reason for using half maos the first time. I'm sorry!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-06 UTC

HG, what pice do you call half-mao, because the cavalier is actually a full Mao as it can go back!


ChessVA computer program
. Program for playing numerous Chess variants against your PC.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-04 UTC

Thanks!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2023-01-03 UTC

May you specify if the new version is ready? I am on the tip of my toes for that!


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