The Chess Variant Pages

Sample games for McCooey's Hexagonal Chess

Dave McCooey has designed a well playable hexagonal chess variant. For more information, and the rules, see the webpage on this game. Below, you find several games that were played by McCooey and others.

Notation

For notating the games, squares are named as shown in the diagram below.

                             ___
                         ___/f11\___
                     ___/e10\___/g10\___
                 ___/d9 \___/f10\___/h9 \___
             ___/c8 \___/e9 \___/g9 \___/i8 \___
         ___/b7 \___/d8 \___/f9 \___/h8 \___/j7 \___
        /a6 \___/c7 \___/e8 \___/g8 \___/i7 \___/k6 \
        \___/b6 \___/d7 \___/f8 \___/h7 \___/j6 \___/
        /a5 \___/c6 \___/e7 \___/g7 \___/i6 \___/k5 \
        \___/b5 \___/d6 \___/f7 \___/h6 \___/j5 \___/
        /a4 \___/c5 \___/e6 \___/g6 \___/i5 \___/k4 \
        \___/b4 \___/d5 \___/f6 \___/h5 \___/j4 \___/
        /a3 \___/c4 \___/e5 \___/g5 \___/i4 \___/k3 \
        \___/b3 \___/d4 \___/f5 \___/h4 \___/j3 \___/
        /a2 \___/c3 \___/e4 \___/g4 \___/i3 \___/k2 \
        \___/b2 \___/d3 \___/f4 \___/h3 \___/j2 \___/
        /a1 \___/c2 \___/e3 \___/g3 \___/i2 \___/k1 \
        \___/b1 \___/d2 \___/f3 \___/h2 \___/j1 \___/
            \___/c1 \___/e2 \___/g2 \___/i1 \___/
                \___/d1 \___/f2 \___/h1 \___/
                    \___/e1 \___/g1 \___/
                        \___/f1 \___/
                            \___/

The games

White: Billy Haynie
Black: Dave McCooey
GAME "A"
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  1. Nh4     f7
  2. f5      Ne7
  3. Nd4     Bj3
  4. Rg2     Bxh4
  5. gxh4    c6
  6. Ng4     Ng5
  7. h3      Bi3+
  8. Kh1     Nxf3
  9. Qxf3    Bxg4
 10. Qxg4    i6
 11. Bd3     Qh5
 12. Qxh5    ixh5
 13. Rdg3    Rk6
 14. e4      Ng7
 15. Rj2     Nxf5
 16. Rg6     Ni3+
 17. Kg1     Nxg6
 18. hxg6    Rxg6+
 19. resigns

White: Billy Haynie
Black: Dave McCooey
GAME "B"

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  1. f5      g6
  2. Nd4     Bh6
  3. fxg6    fxg6
  4. Ne4     Nd6
  5. Bd3     Nxe4
  6. Bxe4    Bf7
  7. Bxf7    Nxf7
  8. Nxf7    exf7
  9. Kf1     Qe5
 10. g4      Bb3
 11. Rdf3    Be7
 12. Bg3     Ra4
 13. Rhg2    Ra1
 14. Kg1     Ri6
 15. i2      Rj5
 16. Rh1     Rxe4
 17. Qg2?    Rc4
 18. resigns

White: Dave McCooey
Black: Billy Haynie
GAME "C"

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  1. g5      f7
  2. Ne4     fxg5?
  3. Ng6!    Ne7
  4. Ni7+    Kg9
  5. Bi5+    h7
  6. Be6+    Kh8
  7. Bj7+    Kg7
  8. Qh5 mate

White: Dave McCooey
Black: Billy Haynie
GAME "D"

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  1. d4      f7
  2. e5      fxe5
  3. fxe5    Nh6
  4. Ne4     Ng7
  5. Be3     e6
  6. d5      Nxe5
  7. Bj5     Rg9
  8. g5      Nxf3
  9. Qxf3    Nf5
 10. Ng6     Nxe2?
 11. Ni7+    Kh9
 12. Nf8 mate

White: Dave McCooey
Black: Tim O'Lena
GAME "1"

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  1. g5      Ne7
  2. Nh4     d6
  3. Nk3     Bh7
  4. Ng4     g6
  5. c3      Bg8
  6. Ra1     f7
  7. Bg3     fxg5
  8. Bd5     Nh6
  9. fxg5    Bxd5+
 10. cxd5    Nxg4
 11. Qxg4    Qg7
 12. Qe7+    Kg9
 13. Be6+    Bf8
 14. Bxf8+   Qxf8
 15. Qxf8+   Kxf8
 16. Nh5+    Kg7
 17. Nxg8    Kxg8
 18. Bd3+    Kg7
 19. Bxh9    Nxh9
 20. h4      gxh4
 21. Rh6+    Kg8
 22. R1xh4   Re10
 23. Ri4     Ng7
 24. Re7+    Kf9
 25. Rf6+    Kd8
 26. Rff8    Nj5
 27. Rxd6+   Ke9
 28. Rg8+    resigns

White: Tim O'Lena
Black: Dave McCooey
GAME "2"

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  1. g5      g6
  2. d4      c6
  3. Ne4     Ng7
  4. Ng4     i6
  5. Bd3     Ri8
  6. Bg3     Nj7
  7. c3      Ni4
  8. Kf2     Ri7
  9. Nh3     Ra2+
 10. Be2     Bg8
 11. Rg2     Nk4
 12. Nh1     Bg7
 13. e5      Bj3
 14. Bi5     Bxi5+
 15. Nxi5    Qg9
 16. Nh3     Qj3
 17. Ng4     Qh4+
 18. Kh1     Nh5
 19. Nd3(?)  Nxf4+!
 20. Bxf4    Qj3+
 21. i2      Qj1 mate

The following five games were played between Bill Haynie and Tim O'Lena by email.

Bill Haynie - Tim O'Lena

1. f5     g6
2. Ng4    Ne7
3. e      c6
4. d3     Ng5
5. h3     Bi3+
6. Nxi3   Qxi3+
7. Bh2    Ni2+
8. Kg2    Qk3
9. fg     fg
10. Bd4   Nb7
11. e6    e7
12. Qe4   Bd6+
13. Kf2   Nf4
14. Rdf3  Nxh1
15. Kxh1  Rdf9
16. Be2   Rxf3
17. Qxf3  Rf9
18. Qd2   Ne9
19. Qa5   Bf4
20. Bxf4  Rxf4
21. Qe1   Nf7
22. Nxf7  Rxf7
23. g5    Ri7
24. i3    Bj3+
25. Bxj3  Qxj3+
26. Kg2   Qd4
27. Qa5   Rxe6
28. Bxe7+ Rxe7
29. Resigns

Tim O'Lena - Bill Haynie

1. g5     f7
2. Ne4    Ng7
3. c3     fg
4. fg     Ne7
5. Bh3    Bd7
6. Rg2    Nh7
7. Ng6    Nf6
8. Bh5    Nxh3+
9. ixh3   Be9
10. Ni7+  Kf11
11. Bxg7  Bxg7
12. Nh1   Bd7
13. Nj2   e6
14. Rdf3  Re9
15. Bh4   Re8
16. Bf8   h6
17. Bxd7+ Rxd7
18. Nf8   Qe7
19. Nxh9  Rxh9
20. Rgf2  Rg9
21. Rf8   Qc6+
22. Kh1   Ke10
23. Qj7   Bk5
24. Qxi8  Bj4
25. Ni5   Qa4
26. Nxg8+ Bxg8
27. Qf11#

Bill Haynie - Tim O'Lena

1. f5     g6
2. Ng4    Ne7
3. Bd3    Rg9
4. e5     gf
5. Nxf5   Nxf5
6. gf     Bh5
7. Rg2    Bxg4
8. Bxg4   Nh9
9. Rdg3   Bg8
10. Be3   Bd7
11. Qf1   Qj1
12. Bh3   Nj6
13. Bi3   Qj3
14. Qc4   Bxf5
15. Bxf5  Qxf5
16. Qc3+  Kh9
17. d3    d6
18. ed    Rxd6
19. Bj2   Qd5+
20. Qxd5  Rxd5
21. Bh3   Rc5
22. Rg4   Rxg4
23. Rxg4  Bf7
24. Rxg9+ Kxg9
25. Ke1   Bxh3
26. ixh3  Kh7
27. Kf3   Kg6
28. Kg4   f7
29. h4+   Ke6
30. Bf9   h6
31. h3    f6+
32. Kf3   Kf5
33. h5    Nk3
34. Bg7   Kg6
35. Kf4   Nxh5+
36. Bxh5  Kxh5
37. Kg3   i6
38. c3    i5
39. d4    Ki3
40. d5    i4
41. hi    hi
42. Resigns
Hex Game D
Tim O'Lena - Bill Haynie

1. d4      f7
2. e5      Ng7
3. Ne4     fe
4. fe      Ne7
5. e6      Bh7
6. Rd2     d7
7. Ng4     Ne5
8. Rb2     d6
9. Bi4     g7
10. Bk3    Rg9
11. d5     Nh6
12. e7     c6
13. exf9+  Rgxf9
14. Bxe5   dxe5
15. dc     Nxg4
16. hxg4   Kh9
17. Rxe5   Bg8
18. Rb5    Rc8
19. Qc3    Rf10
20. Bd4    Rcc7
21. Bb1    Qf11
22. Rf3    Rxf3
23. Qxf3   Qxf3
24. Bxf3   Bf7
25. Nxf7   Rxf7
26. Rb7    Bd7
27. Bf5    Be9
28. Rxf7   exf7
29. c7     f6
30. c8/Q   Bxc8
31. Bxc8   Resigns
Hex Game E
Bill Haynie - Tim O'Lena
 1. e4        e6
 2. d4        d6
 3. i3        Nh6
 4. c3        Bh7
 5. Ra1       Nk4
 6. Bg4       Ng7
 7. Nj1       Nj6
 8. Bh3       Be8
 9. Bxe8      Qxe8
10. de        fe
11. Nh4       Bj3
12. Ri1       Bxh4
13. Rh1       Be9
14. Resigns


Games send by Dave McCooey and Tim O'Lena. Edited by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: May 13, 1999. Last modified: October 6, 1999.