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H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-10-14 UTC

Yes, HaChu was written by me, and yes, I am in practice the only WinBoard/XBoard developer. PM on WinBoard forum is not really a good way to reach me, as my inbox there is overflowing. TalkChess.com would be a better forum, but for private communication e-mail would be preferable. However, I usually prefer public over private communication; most things that are discussed tend to be useful for others as well.

The mnemonic pieces were indeed conceived from the wish to be able to play these horrendously large games with virtually no learning at all, because 95% of the piece symbols unambiguously indicates its move. So you only have to worry about a hand-full of (often very special and very powerful) pieces, such as Lions, Teaching Kings and Fire Demons.

It is great that you are working on a replacement for the 81Doju Chu-Shogi website. In practice it might be difficult to get the population of that website to migrate to yours, through, no matter how nice it is. Especially the Japanese players. Setting up a new site also means the loss of the database of all games that have been played so far. Perhaps it would have a better chance of success if you would just build a new client for the existing 81Dojo Chu server.


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