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I-Chess. Large board variant that adds two more piece types: the wolf and the eagle.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2022-03-06 UTC

The script already had the ability to add new authors and inventors to the database, but it couldn't handle the non-ASCII character in the inventor's name. I added some code to handle this and to make it work better.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2022-03-05 UTC

I changed the inventor, but I need to fix the script to allow the insertion of a new author or inventor into the Person table.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2022-03-05 UTC

I have only now noticed that as the inventor of the game I get the credit. This is wrong. The inventor is mister Paul Zamă. I do not know how to modify this. I am merely the author of the article. Please help.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-11 UTC

Thanks for the help!


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-10-11 UTC

Fixed. Thanks!


Kevin Pacey wrote on 2020-10-11 UTC

The positions of one of Black's bishops and eagles in the SETUP diagram currently appears to be incorrect.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-10-10 UTC

Ok, page updated and posted!

This looks like it could be a good game. My simple estimate of the value of the pieces: P=1, N=2.5, B=5, R=7, E=6.5, W=7, Q=12. I like the fact that the Rook, Eagle, and Wolf should all be very close in value.

NOTE: The Wolf has been used previously in my game, Hubbub, under the name Gryphon. The Eagle may be new.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-10 UTC

Mister Zama has agreed about the game being played on the site!


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-10-09 UTC

Can you please confirm with him that he is ok with people potentially playing it online here? (interactive diagram/game courier). If so, then it is ok with me.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-09 UTC

I'm sure about him wanting the game to be published here as he is the one trusting me with this endeavor.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-10-09 UTC

Sorry, I don't really know. The inventor went through the trouble to protect his intellectual property and I don't know why he did that or what uses he considers to be ok or not ok. Since he patented it, he must consider some uses to be "not ok" or why bother?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-09 UTC

So then, what is there to be done?


H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-10-09 UTC

It doesn't matter much in which language they are, as the lettering is too small to read anyway.

What intrigues me, though, is that the left document has the map of Netherlands / Belgium / Luxemburg as a logo (in the colors of the Belgian flag).


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-09 UTC

These are the documents that contain the patenting data. Unfortuneatly one is in Romanian. I personally am not sure about their applicance. 


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

Good point


H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

But the Interactive Diagram does allow one to play it here, against the AI...


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

But that is a pretty big IF, I would say...

Agreed.  I must admit I am skeptical...

And it might actually make it illegal to publish the game here at all.

I think this could make it illegal to play the game here, but descriptions of patented inventions are generally public.  And, just because a patent office has issued a patent, it does not mean that the patent would stand up in court. Personally, I very much doubt a patent of any chess variant would stand up to legal scrutiny.


H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

But that is a pretty big IF, I would say... And it might actually make it illegal to publish the game here at all.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

Sounds fair to me!


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

I would have preferred a more unique name (IChess and I-Chess would be pronounced the same) but if it is true that "I-Chess" is patented under that name I guess we'll have to go with it.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

Greg, but the game you have showed is IChess and this one is I-Chess. Is not that different?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

I can show a picture maybe.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

Patented with whom? Is there any way I can confirm this?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

Greg, The inventor of the game has patented I-Chess so he wants to stick with the name. What is there to be done?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-10-08 UTC

Thanks, HG


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