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Abagoren ChessA Zillions-of-Games file
. Old Bulgarian Chess variant for Zillions of Games.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-10-08 UTC

Well, this is kinda weird lol. I notice I am listed as creating the zrf for this game. I'm pretty sure I did not lol. At the 'zillions of games' site is says this ...

Game: Abagoren Chess

Invented 1844 Implemented by Malcolm Webb, 2013-01-19.

No idea why this game is listed in my info!!


Gods on Pluto ZIP file. Plays with extremely weak pieces, no pawns, and drops.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-10-08 UTC

Thanks Ben, great work, and the zip would work, all is good.


Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-10-08 UTC

Alright, I updated by same error message is happening.


Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-10-07 UTC

Thank you for answering.

This game was created in 2006, it worked from creation. Somewhere down the track, for whatever reason, it must of broken. I'll upload file again, thanks.


Upcoming Games[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-10-06 UTC

Hi all, thought I would say, from very soon till Christmas and the New Year I should be releasing a few games.

There is a Joy Joyce game, there is a few Charles Gilman games, and I have a game I have done myself, which probably will be the first to come out, and another game by myself that may have some new pieces, amazingly, I say amazingly because they are pretty simple pieces but I cannnot see anywhere that they have been used in any games, but I guess we shall see. I'm sure people will know if they exist elsewhere or not.

Thanks ya'll.


Gods on Pluto ZIP file. Plays with extremely weak pieces, no pawns, and drops.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-10-06 UTC

Hello, sorry, but I asked 2 weeks ago if someone could fix this download link, it doesn't work, is anyone able to do it.


Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-09-27 UTC

Sorry, but the download link for this game doesn't work. Can some great admin please repair, thanks!!


Atlantean Barroom Shatranj ZIP file. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-05-09 UTC

Hi, am I doing something wrong with this game and Grand Shatranj with updating the zip files, it says above it now 'updated' but the zip files are the same still. I went to 'upload or manage files' and deleted old zip file, then uploaded new zip and clicked on 'keep'. This is for this zip here and Grand Shatranj.


Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-05-08 UTC

Hi, i've also updated this game because of error in 'help', with the Pawn info it said promotion on 8th to 10th ranks instead of 9th to 10th. The error is just in info, not actual ingame play.

Same mistake as other game I posted on just before, lol, sorry.


Grand Shatranj ZIP file. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-05-08 UTC

Hi, I've updated this game because of error in 'help', with the Pawn info it said promotion on 8th to 10th ranks instead of 9th to 10th. The error is just in info, not actual ingame play.


Opulent Lemurian Shatranj. Joe Joyce's Shaman and Hero pieces are now on a larger board. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-05-08 UTC
When you click on the 'Hero' at a1, it can go to c4, and also the War Elephant on d2 can go to f1.
This isn't right is it.

Chess with Different Armies. Betza's classic variant where white and black play with different sets of pieces. (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-05-06 UTC

I do not know if there is a game with Dabbabarider Fers piece, possible but yeah, I'm not sure. I can't recall seeing one myself.

I never meant for you to change name, I was just giving info. I understand though you might want to change, and Lame Duck is interesting name!!

If I do see a game with the piece I'll let you know.


Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-05-06 UTC

Great work on 'Silly Sliders', new pieces are interesting. Onyx, Duck and Squire are all original are they not.

They are nice. I would say I'd rather have a Squire than a normal Queen, with the Knight jump. The name 'Duck' is used by George Jelliss with his 'All the King's Men' listings though, but this is ok. Duck .... Fers + Dabbabarider.

Have you played it with someone or a computer, I'd say it must play pretty well. Great work!!


ChessVA computer program
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Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-04-26 UTC

Yes, I clicked on that link and it downloaded ChessV2.3RC1.zip.

Sorry, been away for a bit.


The ShortRange Project ZIP file. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-04-10 UTC

This download link doesn't work again sorry.

Joe, i'm blaming you!!


Grand Shatranj ZIP file. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-04-10 UTC

This download link doesn't work for some reason.


ChessVA computer program
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Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-04-10 UTC

I can't get that download link to work.

I mean the link to download ChessV 2.3 verison

Also, when i go to your ChessV.org site, on mainpage, I just see the 2.2 version.


Knavish Shatranj ZIP file. Shatranj style game on 8x8 board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-03-08 UTC

Sorry if I have done something wrong with the download of the zip file, but it doesn't appear to be working, getting error.


Knavish Shatranj. Shatranj with Knaves and Debtors. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-03-08 UTC

lol, ok submitted again.


Chaturanga - Four Kings - Double Mate. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-03-06 UTC

I'm going to play a game or two of this game on game courier if possible, I notice your comments about this game Kevin, if you want a game you can send me invite, i'll play the black and green side!!

Link is here, i'm giving the link because it is spelt 'chatarunga', not the usual way.

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/play.php?game=4-Handed+Chatarunga&settings=4-handed%20chat%201.00

Of course, if we play this game, we are playing with double mate rules that is on this page :)

Oh, if anyone else wants a game, send me an invite, i'll play the black green pieces.


Knavish Shatranj. Shatranj with Knaves and Debtors. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-03-06 UTC

Oh, I see with the site being down recently some stuff was lost, like my game courier game with Carlos I had to redo a move I already had done. I posted here before it went down about releasing a zrf for this game, and i uploaded the game and some screenshots for the download page, should I do that again.


About Game Courier. Web-based system for playing many different variants by email or in real-time.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-03-06 UTC

Hi, when i click on 'what's new' and then 'last game courier move' i get

The Chess Variant Pages: 404 Error - Page not found Welcome to the Chess Variant Pages, a site about games related to, based on, or similar enough to Chess.

We're sorry, but the page https:/​/​www.chessvariants.com/​pbm/​logs.php could not be found.

This page is not listed in our database. The URL may be misspelled, the page may have been removed or renamed, or the page may have never existed.

Here are other pages with the filename of /logs.php:

play/pbm/logs.php

ok, when i click on that i am starting to see games, there is 4 there right now


Charles Gilman[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-26 UTC

Heya all, I see Charles Gilman hasn't logged in since 2016, is he still around, still with us. Thanks.


Great Shatranj. Great Shatranj. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-23 UTC

Hi Kevin, yes, I'm having a fun game of Sky with Carlos at the moment. I see your playing Joe at Great Shatranj, good luck there, hope you win lol. I'm joking, hope you both draw hehe. I see it's a close game.

I do notice though, the HightPriestess (alfil knight fers) could have a more precise graphic, the one like you using now but has the fers symbol on it. Also, the Warmachine (dabbaba wazir) or Wazaba piece could have a more precise piece graphic too, the one with wazir symbol on it. But it's all ok if you know what is happening.


Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-21 UTC

Yes thanks Joe, I might also throw in a Pasha promotion variant too, seeing you suggested it. But yes, thanks very much, your a true hero!!


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