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 Author: Mikk  . Inventor: Shimpei  Sato. Onitama. Cards decide how pieces move, perfect information with no chance beyond setup.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-03-11 UTC

Thanks Mikk!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-03-11 UTC

I see 12 moves and only 5 cards. How are moves distributed on each card ?


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 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Home page of The Chess Variant Pages. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-03-10 UTC

Hi Fergus,

A few days ago this on this post : https://www.chessvariants.com/index/listcomments.php?itemid=0000000100000000&order=DESC    I've made a few days ago the title has been misteriously lost :)! Any idea why? When others have answered things seemed to have happened here:

https://www.chessvariants.com/index/listcomments.php?itemid=19990302b57b7f27&order=DESC

Trouble is that things got disconencted and they have to not be :)!


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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-03-08 UTC

First I'm not sure why my original title for the subject has not held.

Anyway Jeffrey thanks a lot for discussing it.

Yes, I mean a new game indeed with more formal time controls (which we can establish), but the crux of the matter was to design a game with that in mind along with other features which should define nextchess. The disadvantages of "classic" bughouse is exactly what has got me into this. But the concept of a 2vs2 seems intriguing to me. It is just poorly executed here.

Ladybug is the name of a  supposed to be a variant, or more likelly a class of variants, as I think new bughouse should be (it's just my taste though), but more female friendly (hence the "lady" part)

. I think ladybug is a small insect.

Because it is a difficult task I decided it's better to make it a team effort. Ex-president Kenedy was not there for no reason either.

Short story I strongly believe that the computer almost AI era needs a reformation in what we call chess.

 


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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-03-07 UTC

Hello all you guys and hopefully gals.

A few weeks ago (February the 9th) I had encountered on the Facebook group here : https://www.facebook.com/groups/AbstractNationX/ the question if " Is there any dedicated team vs team abstract games? ".

Bughouse was given as example and a question has been risen whether bughouse and it's solitary counterpart crazyhouse. It has been argued that bughouse was designed to be a 2-player/team (4 players in total) game. I disagree. Bughouse is just regular chess shoved into two board with a shogi-like reuse rule!..

But we chess player do tend to get a weird/nerd/geek stamp in a "anti-good" way. And I wondered could I do it. Could I design such a game? Maybe aI could have had. But even most importantly many things needing improving in chess have crossed my mind.

Among them especially important is that chess and it's many variants are not female friendly designed. So that would be a second task.

But then I got so many ideas and then got blocked. It was clear. I can't do it on my own.

The discussion about nextchess is a very old, initial and dear to most on this website. So let's think about it together while crushing the quite unfair believe (ok, maybe a little fair) that chess players are not people persons. So together why not identify what next chess would require and design I propose a few nextchess variants together.

And by know ad-hoc skeptics would complain that it has been tried before: yara,yara,yara.

To that I leave you tto the explanations of someone who does it much better than I :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th5A6ZQ28pE

After this above link is well comprehended let me establish some initial ground rules.

1. Principles need to be established which will guide future conversation without having necessarily any obligatory ones nor the list should ever be closed.

2. The purpose of this post is to design a bughouse game (pair game) for 2 pairs that will benefit from designed goals aligned with this objective.

3. The second purpose (but as primary in importance) is to create a another such game with female friendly concepts in mind. I think a nice name for it would be ladybug.

4. The principles enumerated by Fergus in the link bellow are generally to be considered.

https://www.chessvariants.com/opinions.dir/fergus/design.html

5. Down bellow I will name a few high council member (like in the klingon empire- I know you know what I'm talking about) but most important try to bring into the fold as many people as they think this will matter.

 For starters I name to consider all this active members with a lot of lately contributions and quite interesting and different ideas : Fergus Duniho, Greg Strong, HG Muller, Vitya Makov, Kevin Pacey. I could have missed others though so please, everybody.

6. The ladybug game should be considered to be played on one larger board where partners could see eye to eye as opposite to stay shoulder by shoulder. It is proven that evolutionary speaking women communicate better this way where men communicate better in the later.

7. In order for that to work I propose for consideration that each member of a team should have it own color (although some pieces could change color adding a second way of giving - this time your own- pieces to your opponent). The inspiration for this was the game dada : https://www.chessvariants.com/rules/dada

8. stones like in 8 stones chess are an interesting addition. They would also provide interesting tactics and yet another way of giving pieces to your partner.https://www.chessvariants.com/large.dir/contest/eightstones.html

9. I engage to update the list from time to time as the discussion progresses

10. Most importantly Try to bring lady friends into this. We won't be able to properly do 3. otherwise

I would also prefer more alike games. Like with slightly different pieces (like I had done in my 2 apothecary games). For now this is it. I'm waiting for your feedback :)!

And in closing may I add two examples of game principles for orientative puropses as the above ones are rather general (7. & 8. are also game principles). Ex1. There should be a balance between leapers and riders. Ex2. Pieces that are blockable short range but have long range like the picket and giraffe from tamerlane chess are to be considered.


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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-03-01 UTC

It does for 9 or 10 players.

ANd by the way, Fergus is correct. Sunday is march 3 :)!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-03-01 UTC

It seems to me that the shedule is a round robin. Am I correct?


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It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Makruk (Thai chess). Rules and information. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-25 UTC

Is anyone else finding weird similarities between Chaturanga (Davidson's variantion) and Makruk?


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 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Chaturanga. The first known variant of chess. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-25 UTC

Is anyone else finding weird similarities between Chaturanga (Davidson's variantion) and Makruk?


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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-17 UTC

@Greg

I have edited my previous comment with the needed information.

Good luck!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-17 UTC

Thanks Greg,

For me:

Courier Chess Moderno 2;

Metamachy 4;

Symetric Chess 3;

Collosus 2;

Hectochess: 3;

Falcon Chess 4;

Gross chess 4;

Odin's rune chess 1;

Grand Shatranj D 2;

Janus Kamil Chess 3;

Maorider Chess 4;

Elven Chess 3;

Decima 4;

Sac Chess 1;

Unicorn Great Chess 3;

Heroes Hexagonal chess 1;

Tess Chess 1;

Opulent chess 4;

Shako Balbo 4;


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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-16 UTC

Why not? The back rank pieces are neat.

But your games do give me a feeling of more of the same.


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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-12 UTC

I'm stil playing that has not changed :)!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-12 UTC

About the tournament containing my game I'd like to retreat it for now as I had anyway improved the rules and not completed the new preset. Is that fine guys?


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 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Game Courier Logs. View the logs of games played on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-05 UTC

As a temporary solution for users facing this problem would be to just use multiple tabs. This way the inconvenience is out and least until an opponet makes a move :)!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-05 UTC

The difference to to start from the way you enter the exact same link.

If I click my games on game courier I always find both active and challenges.

When I click confirm on a move during a game a window apears where I need to press "your logs" to come back to the same window as described above.

It seems to me that the conumdrum is in the way the userid gets paseed out of the difference you have pointed out Fergus :)!

 


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-04 UTC

It looks like I'm logged in and logged out but it is not the case as I'm always loged in :)!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-04 UTC

Here are the 2 cases. Why?

 

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/logs.php?stat=ongoing&age=7776000&sort=priority&userid=catugo

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/logs.php?stat=ongoing&age=7776000&sort=priority&userid={$userid}


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-02-04 UTC

@Fergus

Hello!

There seems to be a bug which is a mild incovinience.

It seems to me that when clicking in the menu "Your games on game courier" you recieve the game finder of active and invitations. Each second time I see only invitations. It would be so cool if you took a look. 

Thanks!


UPDATED! This item is a contest or tournament
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It was last modified on: 2019-02-16
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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-01-25 UTC

Ok, then!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-01-25 UTC

Ok!

I see :)!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-01-25 UTC

Also where that list of games can be found?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-01-25 UTC

@Greg,

As you had assumed I'm still in.

I think presets that are rules enforcing and move displaying should be mandatory mostly because otherwise how you would notice errors made by both players? There are other issues easier to spot. But these would fall on you as organizers and who else would like to help as an serious tournament should first and foremost be fair. Also I'd help with such error detection tasks but isn't that a conflict of interest?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-01-24 UTC

It's ok, not your fault Greg. I would have liked it though :)!


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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2019-01-22 UTC

And Kevin, one more thing about cyborg chess. I'm not sure how you would guarantee equal hardware usage. I guess you can make it a rule that everybody uses the same engine which is distributed very shortly before the competition starts so it won't be hacked. And it is also checked to be ok after each round. But this at first glance at least has the downside that everybody must use the same engine. I believe I can get around this but it's complicated to explain :)!


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