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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2000-11-28
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Carlos  Cetina. Bishops Conversion Rule. Rule for variant where bishops start on equal colored squares, with sample games.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-08-25 UTC

OK. Thanks!


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-08-25 UTC

Hi Greg:

The wording is from Hans based on the info I sent him by email and I admit that it can be somewhat confusing because I really had not considered the possibility that you refer until Mike Nelson pointed out it in a comment wrote on Oct 21/2002.

My answer is that said remaining bishop would have FREE CHOICE to be converted or moved normally according to the color of the square in which it is placed.


This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2016-04-04
 Author: Charles  Daniel and Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Charles  Daniel. Colossus. 10x10 chess with 4 Rooks, 4 Knights, 4 Bishops, 10 Pawns, 1 Queen and 1 King![All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-07-06 UTC

Hi Greg,

I could already make the move.

Thank you very much!


This item is a contest or tournament
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2019-02-16
 By Greg  Strong. Game Courier Tournament 2019. Chess Variant Tournament to be played on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-06-23 UTC

Thanks. Good luck to everyone!


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-06-20 UTC

OK... Thanks!


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-06-20 UTC

Greg:

I think we could start the next round since the result of my Colossus game vs Fergus is practically decided, regardless of the bug in the preset program.   


This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2016-04-04
 Author: Charles  Daniel and Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Charles  Daniel. Colossus. 10x10 chess with 4 Rooks, 4 Knights, 4 Bishops, 10 Pawns, 1 Queen and 1 King![All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-06-20 UTC

Fergus:

To help you spot the bug that is in our Colossus game here is part of the program:

Syntax Error on line 673

 658 MOVE: r i3-j3
 659 postauto2
 660 moveindex 146
 661 MOVE: B h1-j3
 662 postauto1
 663 moveindex 147
 664 MOVE: q g3-j3
 665 postauto2
 666 set posvar join "b" join fencode boardflags
 667 if >= var #posvar 3
 668   say Three Times Repetition! Drawn Game!
 669   drawn
 670 elseif sub stalemated #K
 671   if sub checked #K
 672     say Checkmate! Black has won!
 673     won:
else:
say Stalemate! The game is drawn.
 674     drawn
 675   endif
 676 elseif >= #nopvc 100
 677   say Fifty Moves Without Moving a Pawn or Capturing! Game Drawn!
 678   drawn
 679 elseif sub checked #K
 680   say Check!
 681 endif
 682 end

I understand the problem is the two points after the "won" word.

 


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-06-20 UTC

There is a bug that prevents to make 66... Qxj3# 

A message appears saying "Syntax Error on line 673 ..."


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Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-06-11 UTC

@Aurelian

Please note that the pair of personal invitations you gave me recently 

Modern+Chess&log=-Vernon+Parton-2019-159-445

Symmetric+Chess&log=-Vernon+Parton-2019-159-446

were wrongly addressed to a Game Courier user that does not exist: carlos cetina (with lowercase initial letters).

I am registered as Carlos Cetina (with uppercase initial letters) and userID: sissa.

Such logs are not listed in my "Your Games on Game Courier" page.

Now then, regardless of this random fact, I'm sorry to tell you that I'm currently focused on promoting the Symmetric Chess only; and, for reasons of time and energy savings both physical and mental, I have decided not to play other variants except those included in the current tournament.

So my dear friend, send me all the invitations you want as long as they be of Symmetric Chess!!!


This item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2014-05-02
 By Carlos  Cetina. Symmetric Chess. Missing description (9x8, Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-05-02 UTC

Today, five years after having released this variant, it’s opportune to recapitulate what has happened and make a sort of balance.

There are 119 finished games recorded in the Game Courier database, of which 114 are games that I played with different opponents, while the remaining 5 were played by other people (although some of these 5 are plaged with illegal moves).

1 Сергей Бугаевский – per hommerberg [per31-cvgameroom-2018-230-424]

2 Сергей Бугаевский – per hommerberg [per31-cvgameroom-2018-230-425]

3 Play Tester – per hommerberg [per31-cvgameroom-2018-235-544]

4 per hommerberg – Play Tester [per31-cvgameroom-2018-247-532]

5 per hommerberg – Aurelian Florea [per31-cvgameroom-2018-342-417]

My performance against my various opponents is the following:

 

Total Games

Wins

Draws

Defeats

1

Kevin Pacey

33

5

10

18

2

Vitya Makov

13

10

0

3

3

Сергей Бугаевский

11

10

1

0

4

wdtr2

8

8

0

0

5

Aurelian Florea

8

8

0

0

6

per hommerberg

8

7

0

1

7

Bogot Bogot

5

4

1

0

8

Jeremy Hook

4

4

0

0

9

Jarid Carlson

3

3

0

0

10

Colin Weaver

3

3

0

0

11

José Carrillo

2

2

0

0

12

Jeremy Good

2

2

0

0

13

sxg

2

2

0

0

14

Gary Gifford

1

1

0

0

15

Joe Joyce

1

1

0

0

16

Nick Wolff

1

1

0

0

17

erik

1

1

0

0

18

Pat Quexionez

1

1

0

0

19

DJ Linick

1

1

0

0

20

Sagi Gabay

1

1

0

0

21

xxman

1

1

0

0

22

Vitaly Rabitz

1

1

0

0

23

Bn Em

1

1

0

0

24

Николай Сокольский

1

1

0

0

25

Kacper Rutkowski

1

1

0

0

 T  O  T  A  L

114

80

12

22

 

In view of the little interest that there is in chess variants, I would say that 119 games in 5 years is not so bad; they are almost 24 per year, that is, 1 every 15 days!

Anyway, in order to attract more fans I just created a channel on YouTube where I will regularly upload videos showing games that have been played here in Game Courier so that viewers can easily and conveniently see in a few minutes the full development of a game. For optimal viewing I recommend see them in full screen mode. I have started with the first two games of the long and endless match that I have with my dear friend Kevin Pacey.

Carlos Cetina vs Kevin Pacey (Game 1)

Kevin Pacey vs Carlos Cetina (Game 2)


This item is a contest or tournament
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It was last modified on: 2019-02-16
 By Greg  Strong. Game Courier Tournament 2019. Chess Variant Tournament to be played on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-01-24 UTC

OK. No problem. Thanks.


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2019-01-19 UTC

Hello Greg.

Please sign me in at the event. Certainly Symmetric Chess is the variant that I would propose as my favorite.

Thanks for the organization!


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It was last modified on: 2004-11-21
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Game Courier FAQ. Answers to various questions about Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-08-15 UTC

There is no doubt that this case is totally atypical and very difficult to solve!

Why do not you try to create another account here in Game Courier with a different username and email? You could also create an email account in Yahoo.


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-08-15 UTC

You do not need to have an account there to send an email to someone who does have an account.

I'm waiting for you to accept the invitation for playing Chess that sent you almost two hours ago and make your first move.

There's really little I can do to help you, so let's wait for Fergus' response.


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-08-15 UTC

OK, then let's wait for his answer. Why did not you send it to his yahoo account?


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-08-15 UTC

Did you already send Fergus the screencast of what you are doing to his yahoo email he requested?

I will send you another invitation for playing Chess and again please choose white side and try to make your first move.

 


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-08-15 UTC

First of all, you should stop accepting open invitations until you have learned the proper functioning of making moves in Game Courier.

By other part, what happens in your Opulent Chess game versus Greg? Why do not you make there the second move, if you could already do the first?

Why did you take the black side in the invitation I made you to play standard chess, if I asked you to take the white side?

 


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-08-13 UTC

Please do not accept my invitations for playing Symmetric Chess.


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-08-13 UTC

I believe that the Russian user named  Сергей Бугаевский is boycotting the open invitations since he accepts them all indiscriminately choosing to always drive the black side and after the first player makes his move he never responds. I suggest forbidding him access to Game Courier.


This item is a contest or tournament
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2018-04-07
 By Greg  Strong. Game Courier Tournament 2017. Chess Variant Tournament played on Game Courier in 2017.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-04-06 UTC

 

FINAL SCORE

 
Vitya
Erik
Greg
Fergus
Carlos
Nick
Jarid
Aurelian
John
SxG
Daniel
Zachary
Points
Vitya
XXX
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
9
Erik
0
XXX
1
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
7
Greg
0
0
XXX
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
6
Fergus
0
0
0
XXX
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
Carlos
0
0
0
XXX
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
Nick
0
0
0
0
XXX
1
1
1
1
1
5
Jarid
0
0
1
0
XXX
1
0
1
0
1
4
Aurelian
1
0
0
0
0
0
XXX
1
1
1
4
John
0
0
0
0
0
1
XXX
0
1
1
3
SxG
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
XXX
1
1
3
Daniel
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
XXX
1
Zachary
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
XXX
0

Congratulations Vitya for such an overwhelming victory!

Thanks Greg for organizing the event. I enjoyed it greatly. There will be a 2018 edition?


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2012-10-03
 By Carlos  Cetina. UC-170-13. Universal Chess version featuring 170 different kind of major pieces and 13 different kind of pawns. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-01-24 UTC

I would not doubt that Alpha Zero could be invincible playing this variant, which would be something very good for simple defective mortals like us; it would be great if we could use it to spend some of our free time trying to beat it.

With the advent of mobile devices and thanks to Fergus' masterpiece, Game Courier, it is now possible for two people to play face-to-face a game of this variant, each of them seeing the board in their respective device.


New user trying to join[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-01-10 UTC

Checking my inbox mail I see that the last email received from this website was last December 26.


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2018-01-10 UTC

Me neither get email alerts from this website since some time ago (don't remember exactly from when, 3 or 4 weeks). It would be useful to know if there are more people who are experiencing the same thing.


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