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It was last modified on: 2003-09-09
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Game Courier Logs. View the logs of games played on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-11-20 UTC
Great!

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-11-20 UTC
still doesn't work

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-11-20 UTC
my posts double again 

*Editor: I don't know why this would happen only to you and only
sometimes.  I'll continue to delete the repeats.*

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-11-20 UTC
Help!

Can't make a move in my shatranj game.  What is wrong?

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 By Robert  Potter. Macrochess. Missing description (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-10-29 UTC
my posts always double. Donno why.

[Ed. note: I've been deleting them as they occur. As far as I know none of the scripts have changed, so I don't know why this would be happening. This post didn't duplicate either.]


Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-10-29 UTC
the Valient Knight is too strong for being 2 of them. One should be replaced  by some other piece.

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 By Sergey  Sirotkin. Big Chess. Chess variant on a 14 by 8 square board with extra Pawns, Knights and Bishops. (14x8, Cells: 112) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-10-27 UTC
unprotected pawns in the starting array. Ugly game. After 1 g2-g4 the black pawn on b7 is attacked, so black has to respond with n c6 or n d6. I don't like it.

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 By M  Winther. Brigadier Chess. Introducing the powerful Brigadier piece on a 68-square Gustavian board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-10-26 UTCBelowAverage ★★
Also it is the strongest piece,  yet there are two of them but only one Queen. Ugly.

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Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-10-26 UTC
go to PERSONAL INFORMATION, then to EDIT PERSON

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 By Fergus  Duniho. About Game Courier. Web-based system for playing many different variants by email or in real-time.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-09-26 UTC
ok, got it.

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-09-26 UTC
well, but I still cannot move.

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-09-26 UTC
ah...ok!

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-09-26 UTC
How?

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-09-26 UTC
suddenly I have no access to my game logs (or any game log). They just do not show up when I enter the game courier. What's that?

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 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]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-08-19 UTC
I said in a former comment:

"That may be the only ugly thing of this game: that the immobilizer is too important. As far as my experience goes, he is the central piece in every successful attack. Immobilize the king and capture it with the chameleon. I rarely succeeded in winning in any other way."

Since then I got crashed by Francis Fahys in a variety of ways, so I retract that this is a feature of the game. It is just my own lack of fantasy

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 By Hernán Marcelo Domínguez Placencia and Juan Pablo  Schweitzer Kirsinger. Hanga Roa. A chess variant inspired by the people of Easter Island. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-05-16 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I did not expect it from reading the rules, but after trying it I think it is one of the best games in the data base.

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 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Vernon Rylands Parton. Racing Kings. From a special setup, be the first to have your king reach the last row. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-05-15 UTC
I played only one game so far, but I think it is one of the best ideas for a game using FIDE chess pieces. it is the simple yet ingenious idea of prohibiting checks, that makes this game playable. 

For example, white can threaten the black Rook with Bishop to d4. The Rook is pinned,because of the Queen on a1. Normally this would mean a bad starting set up, but Black can just move the King on a3 and the Rook is protected. These tactical options are new and beautiful and fit completely to the changed aim of the game.

That Black has a drawing option, but not white, is absolutely necessary. Otherwise the advantage of the first-moving player would be huge, but with this rule the game is even.

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Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-05-07 UTC
Quote:

"If the problem is that the other player is not moving, add time controls to your invitations and win on time when your opponent doesn't play. This may get him to move more promptly"

I don't care that much if I win, I prefer to play. This I cannot, because he accepts every open game I create, obviously for no reason other than to prevent me from playing. I have no idea, why. Indeed, it's that childish!

I will not tell his name now. I hope he reads this and just lets me alone.

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-05-07 UTC
Yes, I made the same experience with him. Unfortunately there are currently some cranks around here.

But you also deleted our last game, didn't you?

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-05-05 UTC
I have a problem with a player here. He allways accepts my open invitations but does not move! So I delete the game, create an open invitation again, and what happens? He accepts again, but, of course, doesn't move at all. It's just annoying. Is it possible to ban players from my invitations?

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 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]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-04-26 UTC
But where is the Coordinator? Is it not a fundamental piece?

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 Author: H. G.  Muller. Chu Shogi. Historic Japanese favorite, featuring a multi-capturing Lion. (12x12, Cells: 144) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-04-26 UTC
(since drops were introduced already in the 16th century, I really do not know what he is arguing about. Why talking about 18th century manuscripts then? Hodges' theory is, that Chu Shogi was the more widespread game prior to the invention of drops, but it is backed up by thin evidence only, as everybody can see who read his book. He may be right or not. That's all that can be said about it.) EDIT: In my posts I called the 9x9 game Sho Shogi even after the introduction of drops. This is not common and could lead to misinterpretations. I apologize again.

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-04-25 UTC
No I do not know any game scores of standard Shogi prior to the 19th century. And that's quite strange.

You must understand, true, I am not really sure about the situation in the Heian and Kamakura period. But in the Edo era, from the end of the 16th century on, if somebody said "Shogi" he meant the game on 9x9 squares. If he meant another variant, he had to specify. It was the most prestigious game in Japan after Go, which was - of course - the game of games. Shogi - the 9x9 game  - was promoted by the Shogunate, the government. Like in Go, the official title of Meijin for the best Shogi player was established and the annual castle tournaments were held, in the presence of the shogun or even the emperor, I'm not sure. At this time the names of the first great players are known. They all played the 9x9 game, not the bigger variants.

My sources? Are you kidding? That's so basic knowledge, you cannot dive into the history of Shogi for one afternoon without knowing that! 

And now to your statement about Standard Shogi and Shatranj being "dull" games and that just having a "look at the game" of Chu Shogi  suggests Sho Shogi would not stand a chance to rival Chu in popularity." and so on...

Now I have NO opinion at all which one is the "better" game. But you have disqualified yourself so much stating such a nonsense, that I really think that you do not know ANYTHING about what you are talking and just arbitrarily pick it from the web, and actually I do not feel like replying to you any more. Sorry, bro.

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-04-25 UTC
I believe you that they are actually played games. But you probably know that most of the extant game scores of European chess prior to the 19th century are composed games, especially in handbooks written to teach the game (for example ALL games of Greco are compositions). Also the oldest extant game scores of Chinese Chess are from such handbooks and are assumed to be compositions. So my assumption was not THAT farfetched. I do not know though if this "strange hobby" as you call it was common in Japan also.

And again, I never denied that Chu Shogi was a popular game. But I'm still not convinced that it ever was more popular than the smaller one.

So from which time are the first extant Sho Shogi game scores? Do you know that?

Georg Spengler wrote on 2015-04-25 UTC
That's the book of Yamagata. They were really played games, no compositions? Great!

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