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🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sat, Oct 17, 2020 06:23 PM UTC in reply to Kevin Pacey from 03:08 AM:

After my 11th move as Black in the following game log, for some reason the preset didn't announce I gave check (a minor bug, maybe):

It was actually a serious bug in Game Courier. It was not saving an array element to the proper scope. I have now fixed it.


Kevin Pacey wrote on Sat, Oct 17, 2020 03:08 AM UTC:

Note to Fergus:

After my 11th move as Black in the following game log, for some reason the preset didn't announce I gave check (a minor bug, maybe):

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/play.php?game=Capablanca+Chess&log=panther-cvgameroom-2020-279-236


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 05:17 PM UTC:

Fixed. The gameids used for directory names no longer include apostrophes, but some directory names still include them, resulting in a mismatch between the expected directory name and the actual one. I fixed this by renaming the actual directory names to not include apostrophes.


Kevin Pacey wrote on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:14 AM UTC:

Note to Fergus:

The preset for the early version of Capablanca Chess (10x8 board) seems to have a broken link or something. When I click on the diagram for that setup, I see an 8x8 chessboard preset instead.


Kevin Pacey wrote on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 12:00 AM UTC:

Note to Fergus:

In case you missed my previous comment in this thread, or an old Kibbitz Comment I made, I believe a Capablanca Chess preset (which uses Capa's orginal setup for his 10x8 variant) has a bug, as happened in a game I had with Carlos a while back (we agreed to a draw eventually, or he would have run out of time to move).


Kevin Pacey wrote on Sun, Feb 26, 2017 04:12 AM UTC:

Note to Fergus: In case you missed the now ancient Kibbitz Comment I gave to my currently ongoing game with Carlos, I seem to have encountered a bug, with one of the Capablanca Chess presets available, in making my last move (some weeks ago), which may be preventing Carlos from moving in our game.


🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Thu, Nov 26, 2015 09:16 PM UTC:
Capablanca's Chess will now display legal moves when you click on a piece.

M Winther wrote on Sun, May 28, 2006 04:26 PM UTC:
Stephen, to create a 4-handed chess program that you can use as an
interface to play over the Internet is easy in Zillions. However, it's
not easy to make the engine play a good game of 4-handed chess. It's much
better at 2-handed chess.

I don't understand the argument that it allows a fools mate. Fide-
chess also allows a fools mate in two moves. But it still the best setup. BTW,
there is no fool's mate in Capablanca's chess.

(There is some problem with this message board software because it allows too 
long lines. Line break doesn't seem to work sometimes. I had to manually insert 
some CRs  in order not to exceed line length.)
-Mats

Reinhard Scharnagl wrote on Sun, May 28, 2006 09:56 AM UTC:
Hi Allan! There has been a public SMIRF answering immediately to only show its basic functionality. Thus it was playing weak by intention. Now there is an unrestricted free donationware version and a stronger and to be improved bonus version for serious donators.

Stephen Stockman wrote on Sun, May 28, 2006 06:37 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Casablanca Chess is inferior because the initial set-up allows a fools mate in 2. Gothic chess solves this problem. If u are good at working with computer programming can u help me create a program to play 4-way chess against the computer?

M Winther wrote on Sun, May 28, 2006 05:53 AM UTC:
Try my zrf. How does it compare? Capablanca's Chess.
By the way, does anybody know why Capablanca's setup is, by some, regarded inferior to the setup in Gothic Chess, for instance?
--Mats

Allan Markinson wrote on Sat, May 27, 2006 11:50 PM UTC:
I played smirf and it really is weak. Can't you make it stronger?

Reinhard Scharnagl wrote on Wed, May 17, 2006 06:47 AM UTC:
The Capablanca Chess game and a lot of other 10x8 variants based on its
piece set simply are special elements of Capablanca Random Chess' set of
starting arrays. Thus this and a lot of others could be played at SMIRF's
GUI + 8x8 and 10x8 chess engine, you might find at the SMIRF Site.

Ed Trice wrote on Tue, May 16, 2006 06:07 PM UTC:
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Stephen Stockman wrote on Thu, May 11, 2006 01:14 AM UTC:
excellent, thanks again

Jeremy Good wrote on Wed, May 10, 2006 11:13 PM UTC:
Stephen, does this work for you? Capablanca's Chess with Archbishop and Marshall in between knight and bishop

Stephen Stockman wrote on Wed, May 10, 2006 11:06 PM UTC:
hey Jeremy, do u also have a pre-set where the archbishop and the chancellor start out set-up in-between the Knights and the Bishops?

Stephen Stockman wrote on Wed, May 10, 2006 11:00 PM UTC:
GREAT!! thanks for the pre-set, i put up an open invite if anyone wants to play. can one of the editors add this pre-set to the top of the page for easy access in the future?

Jeremy Good wrote on Wed, May 10, 2006 08:44 PM UTC:
Here's one for you, Stephen:

Link


Stephen Stockman wrote on Wed, May 10, 2006 08:27 PM UTC:
can someone please make a preset for Capablanca's Chess using the easily identifiable pieces used in Aberg's variation of Capablanca's Chess, thank you

🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sun, Nov 28, 2004 04:00 PM UTC:
No, they were not variants. I made some typos in the FEN code, and that is now corrected. Thanks for pointing this out.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on Sun, Nov 28, 2004 04:55 AM UTC:
I suppose these are Capablanca´s variants, because it is not Capablanca´s original game, but Black has two bishops of the same color in both Presets.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on Sun, Nov 28, 2004 04:50 AM UTC:
Initial setup is wrong in both Presets.

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