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It was last modified on: 2015-05-31
 Author: Tony  Quintanilla. Inventor: John  Davis. Grand Tamerlane Chess. John Davis invented this variation of Mideast Chess. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2019-02-17 UTC

@HG Muller

This is Grand Tamerlane Chess, not Grand Chu Chess


Diagram testing thread[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-11-11 UTC

Kevin, I don't you understood what HG was saying. First, he was talking about a 10x8 board, and second, he meant that the first bishop was worth 350 cP, and the second was worth 400 cP, for a total of 750 cP, which would actually mean 375 cP each. (cP means centipawns).


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1998-04-20
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Fred  Galvin. Refusal Chess. Refuse your opponent to make certain moves. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-11-11 UTC

Sorry to be pedantic, but it's cache, not cash. To address your actual question, you flush the cache via Alt-F5.


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It was last modified on: 2017-11-04
 By Daniel Robert MacDuff. Aldress. A flight of fancy into the alternate history of chess.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-11-04 UTC

"There was no Alfaerie Elephant-Wazir" Isn't there the chess with different armies Waffle, which moves as Elephant or Wazir?


Test for my new Game[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-11-04 UTC

True, but I included the platinum general because I wanted a clear intermediate step between the gold general and the jeweled general. A Phoenix or Kirin would be probably be slightly stronger than a jeweled general, due to it have two square moves. However, I could add a Phoenix/Kirin, pehaps even with the promotions to Queen or Lion!

It seems like this would solve the problem:

  1. Move the iron generals forward by one rank, giving more space for pieces.
  2. Add a promotable Pheonix/Kirin pair just in front of the Silvers.

However, this has no initial riders or oblique leapers. Oh well, there's always some problem with any variant.


Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-11-04 UTC

Pieces promote in the order of: Iron --> Copper --> Silver --> Gold --> Platinum --> Jeweled. Do you think that these problems could be solved by adding a leaper or rider? Another problem is that an iron reaching the back rank would be trapped. Currently, I solve that by saying that only the iron promotes on the back rank, and only to copper, but that seems to make the promotion optional, even though I want it to be mandatory.


Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-11-04 UTC

Pieces promote by capturing a piece of equal or greater power. The goal is to capture both Jeweled Generals.


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It was last modified on: 2015-03-09
 By H. G.  Muller. Macadamia Shogi. Pieces promote on capture to multi-capturing monsters. (13x13, Cells: 169) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-11-03 UTC

The written description says that the capricorner can reach any square of its color on an empty board, but the move diagrams says that it cannot. Same with the hook mover.


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Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-27 UTC

The "almost identical variant" has the elephants move differently from your elephants, however.


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It was last modified on: 2017-08-30
 By Nicolino  Will. Chess and a Half. Game with extra leapers.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-26 UTC

Sorry for the confusion. Only the radial leapers can multi-capture. Queen castling is suppressed, because it was honestly just feminism, and didn't improve the game at all. You didn't mention this, but King-to-Kraken promotion is also suppressed, as it forced players to keep playing in positions that would normally be insufficient-material, but would allow a win through King promotion. Sidenote: In an even larger variant ("Chess and Three Quarters" perhaps?), I am considering having the King promote to an "Emperor", which would move as a royal version of the Chu Shogi lion. I have changed the rules to force promotion of non-pawns. And finally, "not mostly not" was a simple error, thank you for pointing it out.


Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-21 UTC

Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-21 UTC

You're right, promotion should be made mandatory. I will correct that immediately. But leap-capture shouldn't be, especially if it makes a cat move in that direction illegal. Furthermore, the lion in chu shogi, which inspired the move, but not the name of the cat, is not forced to capture a leapt-over piece. And I can remove the single step castling move if need be, I simply didn't know that. I would suggest representing multi-capture using the Chu Shogi notation for multi-capture.


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It was last modified on: 2017-09-24
 By Lily V Dawn. Spookyhouse Chess. Strange and tricky dropchess.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-19 UTC

Can you castle?


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It was last modified on: 2017-09-03
 By JT  K. Lancers Chess. chess with lancer piece, lancers instead of knights.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-18 UTC

Le4TNW would win a rook, right?


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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]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-17 UTC

The markers for the U atom are screwed up. Typing in U gives weird grey squares with weird pictures on them.


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It was last modified on: 2002-05-28
 By Ralph  Betza. Chess with Different Armies. Betza's classic variant where white and black play with different sets of pieces. (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-16 UTC
Cool. I agree with switching off the psuedo-check moves. Also, shouldn't the chiral sastiks and chiral aancas be switched? And can the bozos king castel with the chiral griffon?

Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-16 UTC

The king is supposed to move three squares on the queenside if the queenside rook is colorbound. This is so the piece doesn't change colors.


This item is a reference work
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It was last modified on: 2015-11-06
 By H. G.  Muller. Interactive diagrams. Diagrams that interactively show piece moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-11 UTC

Didn't the leap color used to be more orange? Now it is almost impossible to distuingish from a slide.


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It was last modified on: 2003-07-19
 By Jean-Louis  Cazaux. Tamerlane II. Modern variant based upon ancient large chess variant. (11x11, Cells: 121) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-11 UTC

There's a problem with the King swapping move. It just gets rid of the Prince instead of switching with it.


This item is a reference work
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It was last modified on: 2015-11-06
 By H. G.  Muller. Interactive diagrams. Diagrams that interactively show piece moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-06 UTC

There's still a few problems. The betza parser incorrectly interperets L as (2,3) and J as (1,3), when it should be the other way around. Second, there's something wrong with my diagram here, because the Knight's initial moves (imafN) aren't darkened. Third, your Four Board Chess and Golden Age Chess don't give en passant rights to the pawn. And finally, I would suggest adding Betza's "o" for cylindrical pieces, in addition to "oo" for toroidal ones.


Improving Typography[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-01 UTC

That's good, but now the pieces are immovable.


Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-01 UTC

But right now, the spaces are elongated even if the window is full width or even full-screen!


Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-01 UTC

This page has the piece diagram as a table, and the squares aren't uniform. Sometimes they even get bigger or smaller when you move a piece. Also, I liked the old font.


Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-10-01 UTC

This screws up tables. I think you should revert to the old typography.


This item is a reference work
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2015-11-06
 By H. G.  Muller. Interactive diagrams. Diagrams that interactively show piece moves.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nicolino Will wrote on 2017-09-30 UTC

Chess on a Really Big Board uses a Rose, and Golden Age Chess on a Really Big Board uses both Rose and Crooked Bishop. Also, the "j" doesn't work. Writing "jA" or "jD" just gives me a regular leaper.


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