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Wuji Chinese ChessBROKEN LINK!. Invented by Zheng Lei(鄭磊,河南光山縣人) in 1993.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-10-04 UTC

The Zillions-of-Games control file has been uploaded. Thanks, Jose, for getting that for us!


Jose Carrillo wrote on 2020-10-01 UTC

Fergus,

Got the WujiChess.zrf !!!

Yu Ren Dong emailed it to me.

I'll email it to you.


Jose Carrillo wrote on 2020-09-24 UTC

Fergus,

No I don't have it anymore. I searched my backups but can't find it.

I sent Yu Ren Dong an email asking him if the ZRF is still available.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-09-24 UTC

Jose, would you happen to still have the Zillions-of-Games file for Wuji Chinese Chess? The original link no longer works.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-09-24 UTC

The site for the Zillions-of-Games file was archived only once in 2013. So it may be long gone. When I searched for Wuji Chinese Chess, this page was the only relevant search result. I also can't find it at the Zillions-of-Games website. So, we have no information on the game. I would recommend deleting this page unless the author updates it soon.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-23 UTC

Both links on this page seem to be dead


John Smith wrote on 2009-11-26 UTC
Stronger pieces do not always make a better variant, after all. Chinese variants are aggressive and say it is better to promote moving forward by comparatively reducing the power of pieces in your own territory. Evolved variants are crafted over time by modifying the rules to fit the Geist of the players. If one changes rules too much to a contrary Geist, such as that of the West, it can unbalance the carefully crafted natural variant. Of course, there are times when it can also create great hybrids, or correct extremities.

Jose Carrillo wrote on 2009-11-23 UTC
I retract my initial comment regarding the lack of usefullness of the river in this game.

I've played a few games on Zillions and now see the tactical need of preventing pawns to capture sideways before crossing the river.

I'm still not fully convinced though of the Pawns' diagonal capturing ability after crossing the river.

Jose Carrillo wrote on 2009-11-21 UTC
I really like the new Mandarin in this game!

Kudos to Zheng Lei for this Mandarin invention!

Jose Carrillo wrote on 2009-11-21 UTC
What's the use of the river then?

Just to define the point where the pawns get their aditional moves?

If this is the case, this game could have been even better without the River altogether, allowing the Pawns their full range of moves from the start.

I downloaded the Zillions file.

So pawns here (once they cross the river) can also move diagonally forward (in addition to sideways).

You should add this fact (pawn's diagonal forward move) to the exceptions list in the rules page.

Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2009-11-21 UTC
The Elephants like Bishop can cross the River.

Jose Carrillo wrote on 2009-11-21 UTC
Thanks.

Can the Elephants cross the River?

Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2009-11-21 UTC
Bomb can not attack another Bomb.



Some characters 

1. Horses move like a Knight in Western Chess.

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E9%A6%AC&submitButton1=Etymology

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E5%82%8C&submitButton1=Etymology

2. Elephant moves like  a Bishop in Western Chess.

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E8%B1%A1&submitButton1=Etymology

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E7%9B%B8&submitButton1=Etymology

3. Minister moves like a Queen in Western Chess. 

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E5%8D%BF&submitButton1=Etymology

4. Reckless move like a Camel in Timur's Chess.

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E8%9A%A9&submitButton1=Etymology

5. Mandarin must stay confined to the fortress, and can only move a single
step diagonally. Whithin the fortress, it can jump one of empty squares
adjacent horizontally or vertically to the player's own King.

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E4%BB%95&submitButton1=Etymology

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E5%A3%AB&submitButton1=Etymology

6. Bomb move like a Rook in Chess. When capturing pieces except other Bomb,
Bomb is removed from the board. When captured, the capturing piece is also
removed from the board.

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E9%9C%87&submitButton1=Etymology


7.Love move like a Bishop without capture in Western Chess, that is, any
number of squares diagonally. Only Bomb and Soldier can capture Love. When
staying in the player's own zone, Love can slide diagonally backwards to
capture.

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E6%84%9B&submitButton1=Etymology

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterASP/CharacterEtymology.aspx?characterInput=%E8%89%BE&submitButton1=Etymology

Jose Carrillo wrote on 2009-11-21 UTC
Sounds like an interesting game...

I don't speak chinese, so the only characters that I recognize are the ones from chinese chess.

Can you identify by name the other new (for me) characters on the rules?

I'm interested in this new (for me) Bomb piece.

You said that when a Bomb captures pieces except other Bomb, Bomb is removed from the board. Does this mean that a Bomb can not attack another Bomb? or that only the captured Bomb is removed from the board?

Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2009-11-20 UTC
http://boreiyu.myweb.hinet.net/lit/Wuji-Chess.zip

Now it is available again.

Alex wrote on 2009-10-30 UTC
The site http://pika.cs.nctu.edu.tw is down, and there is no way to
download the zrf for the variants that were in that site

Yu Ren Dong wrote on 2009-06-17 UTC
Thank your for your comment. I had added the rules about pieces.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-06-17 UTC
Any chance of a description in English of how all the pieces move and are restricted?

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