The Chess Variant Pages
Custom Search




[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ]
[ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ]
[ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]

Comments by KelvinFox

Later Reverse Order EarlierEarliest
This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-06-13
 By Fergus  Duniho. Caïssa Britannia. British themed variant with Lions, Unicorns, Dragons, Anglican Bishops, and a royal Queen. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-11-14 UTC

It does have one in the comments


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-09-25
 By Jörg  Knappen. Seenschach. Variant on 10 by 10 board with lake in the middle and new pieces. (10x10, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-11-11 UTC

what is betza notation for the Harvestman?


This item is an article on pieces
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-04-23
 By Ralph  Betza. Bent Riders. A discussion of pieces, like the Gryphon, that take a step then move as riders.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-11-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Another piece I wonder if it ever was used is Nao


This item is a desktop publishing resource
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-06-17
 By H. G.  Muller. Betza notation (extended). The powerful XBetza extension to Betza's funny notation.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-10-30 UTC

woudn't it be a idea for bent riders to use > or <. (example Gryphon would be F>R)


This item is a piececlopedia entry
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-09-16
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Piececlopedia Guidelines. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-10-28 UTC

I've written a piececlopedia myself about the Unicorn (nightrider-bishop compound) and that got accepted, so you writing an article about the ferfil should be possible too


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-11-05
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Robert  Abbott. Ultima. Game where each type of piece has a different capturing ability. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-10-06 UTC

A nightrider variant of this could be called Noctima


The Osprey[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-10-03 UTC

what would camel-then-nightrider be?


KelvinFox wrote on 2020-09-29 UTC

I meant the bent rider that moves as Knight first and then camelrider


KelvinFox wrote on 2020-09-23 UTC

what would be betza notation for Knight then Camelrider?


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-07-12
 By Kevin  Pacey. Sac Chess. Game with 60 pieces. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-08-07 UTC

8x8 Anglo-American Draughts is actually solved. Probably most complex game that has that title (I BTW still want to create a site like this but focused on abstract strategy in general)


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2013-09-20
 By Daniil  Frolov. If regular octogonal chess would be possible?. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-07-19 UTC

Couldn't a better octagonal chess be created on a dotted centered octagonal board?


This item is an article on pieces
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-02-07
 Author: KelvinFox. Nao. Moves like nightrider, but must jump when taking.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-06-20 UTC

Still weird that this piece has never been used


This item is an article on pieces
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2014-04-19
 By Charles  Gilman. Man and Beast 12: Alternative Fronts. Systematic naming of pieces using complex mixes of forward, backward, and same-rank moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-03-21 UTC

The Haddock on this page is a pretty weak piece. Of can reach some squares only in 13 moves


This item is an article on pieces
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-02-07
 Author: KelvinFox. Nao. Moves like nightrider, but must jump when taking.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-03-13 UTC

I've corrected the diagram

I'm going to research the value soon

This item is a piececlopedia entry
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-03-11
 Author: KelvinFox. Inventor: Ralph  Betza. Bishop-Nightrider compound. Piece that moves like bishop or nightrider.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-03-12 UTC

Thanks Fergus. I am really proud for writing this


KelvinFox wrote on 2020-03-11 UTC

I've added the value and another name by Gilman. Is this page good enough for Piececlopedia?


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2019-07-08
 By Charles  Gilman. Hunterbeest. Large variant with one each of distinctive Nimrod pieces, and of similar set of oblique pieces. (11x10, Cells: 110) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-03-06 UTC

The Zebra+Knight versions of the Hartebeest are bound to 1/4th of the board


This item is a reference work
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-25
 Author: Glenn  Overby II and Ralph  Betza. Inventor: Ralph  Betza. Betza Notation. A primer on the leading shorthand for describing variant piece moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-03-02 UTC

It seems that there are very few to almost no variants having capturing own piece, similarly to how outside XQ there are no variants with a separate checking move (but that has a separate modifier as well). I would suggest making the friendly capture marker hexagonal and the checking marker (currently no marker) octagonal dark red or a crown.


KelvinFox wrote on 2020-03-02 UTC

I would use a overlapping red and blue square for cd (I first thought about purple, but that would be too confusing with blue)


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1997-01-02
 By Christian  Freeling. Rotary. On a 9 by 9 board with rotating pieces. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-03-02 UTCGood ★★★★

Today played a game of Rotary with a set of pieces I made myself. It is a very nice game. The rotational element adds a nice layer of tactics. Only thing that feels weird is the promotion rule 


This item is a reference work
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-25
 Author: Glenn  Overby II and Ralph  Betza. Inventor: Ralph  Betza. Betza Notation. A primer on the leading shorthand for describing variant piece moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-03-01 UTC

Another bug, on the movement diagram squares that may be only reached to capture own pieces are labeled red instead of blue.


KelvinFox wrote on 2020-02-25 UTC
@HG

I also suggest adding the hovering pawn in  for pieces like mNmcafsW on the movement diagram


This item is a piececlopedia entry
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1999-09-22
 Author: Ben  Good. Antelope. Makes (3,4)-jump.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-02-18 UTC

The page still contains the error that this piece moves 4,5


This item is a reference work
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-25
 Author: Glenn  Overby II and Ralph  Betza. Inventor: Ralph  Betza. Betza Notation. A primer on the leading shorthand for describing variant piece moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
KelvinFox wrote on 2020-02-12 UTC

I've added an example, I will do more when I am back home


KelvinFox wrote on 2020-02-12 UTC

Then there is a bug in the XBetza sandbox

EDIT: Here is the piece at the computer I'm currently using 


25 comments displayed

Later Reverse Order EarlierEarliest

Permalink to the exact comments currently displayed.