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Voting for the contest to design a 10-chess variant

General Rules

For the voting of the 10-chess variant design contest, the following voting rules will be followed.

First, a set of ranked ballot polls to select a set of eight finalists. This will last from June 30 till September 15, 2005. (The longer period is for people without internet access in the summer holidays.) The winners of the contest will be selected by a separate poll, described further below. The first set of polls will be conducted as follows.

  • The number of polls will be 4, using the following rule that depends on how many entries we have:
    • 9 to 16 games: 2 polls
    • 17 to 32 games: 4 polls.
    • 33 or more games: 8 polls
  • An equal number of top-ranking games from each poll will become finalists. This number will be the number of finalists, which is eight, divided by the number of polls.
  • Each poll will ask you to rank your preferences for a set of games, and results will be calculated with the Maximize Affirmed Majorities version of the Condorcet method.
  • Each poll will cover a subset of the entries, and every entry will be included in one and only one poll.
  • The number of entries in each poll will be made as equal as can be.
  • All games entered by the same person will be included in the same poll.
  • Anyone who has entered the contest will be blacklisted from voting in the poll that includes his own games.
  • Anyone who has entered is encouraged to vote in at least one poll that does not include any of his games. For this contest, voting is not obligatory.
  • Other than the blacklisting of participants from polls including their own games, any member of the Chess Variant Pages is free to vote in any poll and even in all of them. Membership is free.
  • Polling will be handled by an automated script that requires you to enter your userid and password with your vote, and this script will allow you to change your votes up until the time that the polls end. Instead, you can also send your votes by email to Hans Bodlaender, hansb at cs dot uu dot nl.
  • As much as you can, please try the games out before voting on them. If you don't have the time for all the entries, please focus on trying out the games in a single poll, so that you are in the best position you can be to compare these games to each other. Besides playing games with your friends, you will be able to try out many or all of the games with Zillions of Games and/or Game Courier.
  • When voting, please take into consideration originality, playability, your own enjoyment in playing the game, and how the number 10 plays a role in the variant.
  • The second round of voting will take place from September 15 to October 15, 2005.
  • Voting will be conducted as a ranked ballot poll, and results will be calculated with the Maximize Affirmed Majorities version of the Condorcet method.
  • Anyone whose game has made it as a finalist will be blacklisted from voting in this poll.
  • Other than this blacklisting, any member of the Chess Variant Pages is free to vote in this poll.
  • Polling will be handled by an automated script that requires you to enter your userid and password with your vote, and this script will allow you to change your votes up until the time that the polls end.
  • As much as you can, please try the games out before voting on them.
  • When voting, please take into consideration originality, playability, your own enjoyment in playing the game, and how the number 10 plays a role in the variant.

Groups

See the main page of the contest or at the bottom of this website for links to the respective games. To vote, use the automated script for this. Each group has its own webpage with the automated script:

Group A

  • 10-directional Chess, by Jörg Knappen
  • AtTENdance Chess, by Erez Schatz
  • Camel and Rhino Chess, by Tony Quintanilla
  • Capablanca Random Chess, by Reinhard Scharnagl
  • d10 Chess by Bruce Leban
  • Decima by Mike Nelson
  • Hexa Decimal by Joost aan den Brugh
To vote for group A, go to this webpage.

Group B

  • 10 minute melee by Mason Green
  • The Bermuda Chess Angle by Gary K. Gifford
  • Caïssa Britannia by Fergus Duniho
  • Chariots, by David Jagger
  • Eurasian Chess, by Fergus Duniho
  • Ladder Shogi by Mason Green
  • Odin's Rune Chess, by Gary K. Gifford
  • TRiPLiCiTY, by David Jagger
To vote for group B, go to this webpage.

Group C

  • Chess with Batteries, by Roberto Lavieri
  • Countdown, by Jared McComb
  • Ecumenical Eurasian Ninjachess, by Charles Gilman
  • Magi, by Neal Meyer
  • Manchala Chess, by Dhruv Manchala
  • MORE10, by Roberto Lavieri
  • Yagbap, by Jared B. McComb
  • Wildeurasian Qi, by Charles Gilman
To vote for group C, go to this webpage.

Group D

  • Monster Bluff Chess, by Dale Holmes.
  • Opulent Chess, by Greg Strong.
  • Salmon P. Chess, by Dale Holmes
  • Shatranj Kamil (64) by David Paulowich
  • Stack Chess, by Doug Chatham
  • Taratibu, by Glenn Overby
  • TenCubed Chess, by David Paulowich
  • veSQuj by Glenn Overby
To vote for group D, go to this webpage.
Voting rules written by Fergus Duniho. Several changes and the grouping of the games were made by Hans Bodlaender. Webpage posted: June 29, 2005. Last modified: June 30, 2005.