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Thanks for the comments. I made a few small corrections, and added another possible setup. Hans
I've added the game to the Setup category. Thanks for the comments!
If someone owns this game, and wants to send me ([email protected]) some digital pictures that I can add for illustration to the page? That would be nice, thanks!
And who knows information on the name of the inventor?
Unfortunately, I forgot how to speak Zillions. Who translates for me the Zillions back to English (or Dutch or German)? Thanks!
Thanks for the comment. I've corrected now the diagram. Hans
Yes, the game looks quite interesting, and from the pictures of the website, it certainly is beautifully made.
I don't understand the comment by Doug. What is the point that is tried to be made?
Oh, and please vote for the finals! And thanks to all who voted in the first round.
Apologies for the very long delay. I was too busy with other things, and the contest was too long delayed. Clearly, the voting time for the second round has to be extended (otherwise it would be over before starting). To speed things up: each voter (finalists cannot vote) can send an email to me listing the games from good to less good.
Congratulations to all who made the finals, and again apologies.
All pieces, except the enemy king, can move to the space next to the king. A king can take a piece that checks it.
Email voting now is abolished. Please vote using the automated scripts. Fergus: thanks a lot for these script pages!
Here are the requested rotated items; I've made them now my laptop is back from repairs. Email me if there are other requests.
We'll move the voting dates accordingly. By the way, people are encouraged to vote, but in this contest, voting is not required to be elegible for winning. (See rules.)
I can do this. Requests like these can also be sent directly to me; see http://www.cs.uu.nl/staff/hansb.html for my email address. Thanks for the interest in these graphics, Hans
The two games by Glenn are added to those submitted to the contest; I decided to accept the games for the contest. They'll be added to the list above in the near future. Apologies for the delay in the voting page; we hope to have it up soon.
We now have all games on the website, except one non-competing game. If yours is not here, contact us please a.s.a.p.! The voting page is planned to be up soon. Many thanks to all contributors! <p> Hans Bodlaender
We're currently adding the entries to the webpage. If yours is not yet here, please wait a few days. Hans Bodlaender
Super cardinals chess is an affordable chess variant with a 10 by 10 board, and one can play the European type of checkers with the set too.
Thanks to all who volunteer. I've added those who volunteerd to the respective groups. We prefer judges who can play all games. With two jury members in group A, and three for groups B and C, I think we're `in pretty good shape'. Perhaps, still one more volunteer for group A??? <p> Would March 31 be a reasonable date for having the first round judging done??
I've corrected the diagram. Hans
I think the only fair division is a random division. I propose that I'll make a random division in three groups (any other number doesn't divide 33 fair, and 11 groups is too much.) <p> For fairness, I should either give games of the same author always to the same group, or allways to two different groups. <p> I'll try to make such a possible division soon.
If you are interested in being in the judges team, then please post a remark here, or send an email to the editors at chessvariants dot com email address. <p> Details on the procedure will follow later, but I lack some time next week.
Answering a question below: my idea is that judges should play each game at least once, and may do so, either with Zillions, friends and family members, or against other judges, as they wish. <p> Given the positive response to the proposal, I'll make it more detailed very soon. <p> Hans
With the not yet processed entries, there will be 33 competing games in this contest. What about the following method for judging: everyone can volunteer to become part of the team of judges. The games will be split more or less randomly in three groups of 11 games each. Every judge will be assigned to one group - this should be a group without any game he invented himself. The judges of a group select, following some prescribed protocol, the, say, top three games of the group. <p> Everyone lucky enough to have a game in the finals is removed from the team of judges, and then the judges select the winners from the nine games in the finals. <p> What do you think of this plan? If you like it, would you be willing to be a judge and look to in total 17 games (first 11, then another 6)?
I made a `forum' to discuss this at our <A href='http://forum.chessvariants.com'>discussion board</a>. You find it under the name `Camel Chess' below `Chess Variants'. Hans
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