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Dovecote Chess. One small non-rules tweak generally changes the character and pace of gameplay. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
🔔Notification on Tue, Jan 23 08:29 PM UTC:

The author, Lev Grigoriev, has updated this page.


Diceroller is Fire wrote on Sun, Dec 10, 2023 04:08 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from Wed Oct 18 03:54 PM:

Where did you find the Dove icon?

Made on my own in Keynote (where I make them all)


H. G. Muller wrote on Mon, Oct 23, 2023 04:59 PM UTC in reply to Ben Reiniger from 02:52 PM:

(The EGT appears to be broken right now, but that should work.)

Very weird, I cannot explain that behavior, and it seems to originate out of nowhere, as this used to work before. I put in some extra code now to erase the board just before the pieces are placed, and this appears to cure the problem.

The Dove indeed can force checkmate on a bare King. It does not need the fG moves for that, but if I remove those it seems to need all others. With all its moves it loses mating potential on 11x11.


Ben Reiniger wrote on Mon, Oct 23, 2023 02:52 PM UTC:

The Dove can force mate with assistance from its king:
https://www.chessvariants.com/membergraphics/MSinteractive-diagrams/EGT.html?betza=fFvDbsNbAvHfG&name=Dove&img=bird

(The EGT appears to be broken right now, but that should work.)


Ben Reiniger wrote on Mon, Oct 23, 2023 02:51 PM UTC in reply to H. G. Muller from Thu Oct 19 07:09 AM:

Remarkable that the notice boxes on this page say both

This author has 5 open submissions and 8 accepted submissions.

and

This author has not previously published anything on the Chess Variant Pages.

Is there really a distinction between an "accepted submission" and being published?

I think the second alert is based on the Contributor checkbox for the user, which used to be set when a user's first submission was approved (or manually by an editor), but I think Fergus turned that off and has mostly deprecated the use of it; we just need to turn off this message in favor of the first one.


Bob Greenwade wrote on Thu, Oct 19, 2023 05:26 PM UTC in reply to H. G. Muller from 07:09 AM:

I've been wondering about this myself. Would I (for example) have to write a Piececlopedia article to change the latter?


H. G. Muller wrote on Thu, Oct 19, 2023 07:09 AM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from Wed Oct 18 03:54 PM:

Remarkable that the notice boxes on this page say both

This author has 5 open submissions and 8 accepted submissions.

and

This author has not previously published anything on the Chess Variant Pages.

Is there really a distinction between an "accepted submission" and being published?


Bob Greenwade wrote on Wed, Oct 18, 2023 07:42 PM UTC in reply to Lev Grigoriev from 07:16 PM:

The Joyful one (the Musketeer one is an easy call).


💡📝Lev Grigoriev wrote on Wed, Oct 18, 2023 07:16 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from 03:54 PM:

Where did you find the Dove icon?

Which of them? From Musketeer Board Painter, or Joyful?


Bob Greenwade wrote on Wed, Oct 18, 2023 03:54 PM UTC:

Where did you find the Dove icon?


Bob Greenwade wrote on Sun, Sep 3, 2023 06:19 PM UTC:

I love the Dove!


Diceroller is Fire wrote on Sun, Sep 3, 2023 04:26 PM UTC:

Can you please revise this, that or these?


Diceroller is Fire wrote on Sat, Sep 2, 2023 08:11 AM UTC:

Dove(cote) Chess is ready


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