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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]
Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-12-26 UTC

It's also on a couple more games of your variant, Jose.  You beat me in ours and it shows me as won, too.


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 By Greg  Strong. Game Courier Tournament 2017. Chess Variant Tournament played on Game Courier in 2017.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-12-05 UTC

Sweet.  I'm fine with random, Greg.  Vitya has always beaten me at this game, anyways haha.  Thanks!


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-12-03 UTC

I'm not speaking for Fergus, Carlos, or Erik, but I know we have the only games left going on in round 2.  I'm ok with round 3 starting if Greg and everyone who is currently playing a game is.  With the rate that I've been playing lately, mine and Fergus' game will probably last a while longer.  

I just wanted to put this out there in case there was any hesitation on anyone's part to start - I'm ok with it.


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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]
Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-10-08 UTC

/play/pbm/play.php?game=Rococo+with+Pushme-Pullyus&log=wolff-cvgameroom-2017-24-856

This game was drawn a long time ago.  For some reason, it just appeared as a lost game for me on time after we had finished.  


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 By Carlos  Cetina. Cetran Chess 2. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-08-22 UTC

Fergus,

I told Carlos some time ago that I'd get his Sissa coded so he could have some rule enforcing presets - afterall, Cetran Chess 2 is one of the most played games on the site.  I know how to code it, but I'm not sure if there is a more efficient way to do so.  

How I KNOW how to do it is to do it similar to the Rose, where I use the map function to create directions (ex. n, s, nw, se, etc...), and logride to create the movement scheme.  The problem with this is that for the Sissa's movement on an empty 8x8 board, it would have a total of 288 different possible movements (with different placement on the board, of course), and if someone would want to impliment a Sissa on a larger board, they would have to adjust the code and add an extra 36 movements/paths per step up (from 8x8 to 9x9, etc.).  

Do you have any ideas on simplification?  I'm thinking variables might be the easiest way, but is there a way to impliment variables into the pathing?  A Sissa moves any amount of spaces orthogonally then the same amount of squares diagonally and vice versa, so instead of doing a path for EVERY possible amount of squares moved each direction, is there a way to say he moved x spaces in this direction, now must move x spaces that direction?  If you can logride with variables, that would cut 288 paths down to 36 AND you can use the same code for any board size.  Even better, if we can say x squares orthogonally (instead of x squares north or south or east or west) then x squares diagonally, that would reduce the paths further down to 8.  Is it possible?

I know its a loaded question, but thank you for the help!


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Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-08-11 UTC

Just wanted to point out in case it wasn't something you weren't already tracking, Fergus.  When you click to see previous games played of a variant, it brings up previous games played of all variants across Game Courier.  Enjoying how everything is coming together on the site.


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Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-08-06 UTC

That works great.  Thanks, Fergus!


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-08-06 UTC

I accepted 2 games of Chinese Chess - 1 from SxG and 1 from Dank Magician.  Both still appear as open invitations, though if you click to accept, again, it says that the invitation was already accepted.


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Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-07-29 UTC

I'm no longer able to pull up the results for the tournament via PBM query.  Is that something still in process?


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-25 UTC

Good luck, all!


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-24 UTC

Man, got some tough pairings there.  I like it.


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-24 UTC

No worries, Greg.  I'm glad you got it figured out.  If you want, you can have me be one of the ones not paired with Daniel in case he doesn't make moves and so it'd be one less person worried about unfairness.


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-24 UTC

Hey Greg!

It could be not a matter of forcing the tournament into certain parameters, but maybe designing the parameters around the tournament.  Without taking too deep of a look into it (as it is late here too and I wish I was intoxicated), maybe adding 2 more variants to the mix.  With 11 games, everyone plays everyone once and gets one bye.  (4 rounds - 3 games/each and 2 in the last or 3 rounds - 4 games/each and 3 in the last)

Also, subtracting variants to 6 and doubling the games played (one black and one white) in each variant should yield the same amount of games played with 1 bye each if my math is correct.  (3 rounds - 2 variants/round  and 2 games/variant)

Alternatively, we can just start the tournament with Daniel in the games, as he committed previously.  He could be on a short vacation or have wrong contact info or family emergency.  I'd be upset to join a tournament and then find out that I wasn't in it, in spite of attempts to contact me.  

I know that all of this kind of trounces the intended spirit of the tournament, but these are just a few ideas that could end the suffering for you.  I'm down for whatever, but one thing that I don't feel is right is to cut someone from the tournament after giving them the green light to participate.  


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Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-24 UTC

Anemic Chess is now fixed, too.


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Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-23 UTC

I think fixing that bug messed up my preset of Anarexic Chess.  Can't make any moves now.


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Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-23 UTC

I'll be honest and say that this castling routine is kicking my butt.  I'm not the most adept at coding, I just go by example, but I'm having trouble decoding other games' castling and applying it to Wildebeest.  I was trying to get this ready for the tournament, but I'm passing off the reigns to someone else.  Sorry guys.


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-21 UTC

Thats a great idea.  I'll look into that today after our errands are finished.


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-21 UTC

In regards to programming, how do moves that can end in 2 different board positions work?  I'm specifically addressing Wildebeest Chess - a King can castle 1-4 spaces away from the start square.  With my code, I can castle to any of those squares except the one right next to the King.  Moving there does not result in a castle that should be legal, just a King move.  Is that a matter of programming or is that a matter of game notation?  

I used the allow command to grant an additional move and tried to even type a movement out for the rook to move, but it deemed the move illegal.

Is GC able to handle moves (aside from promotions) that can have different outcomes on the board?  If so, how would it be done?


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 Author: Claudio Martins  Jaguaribe and Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Claudio Martins  Jaguaribe. Anemic Chess. A more anemic version of Chess that replaces riders with weaker short-range pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-20 UTC

Thanks for getting that changed, Fergus.  Lastly, I try to send an open invite for the game, but the error pops up:

Failed to create the directory /home/chessvariants/public_html/play/pbmlogs/anemic_chess.


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-20 UTC

I submitted a rule-enforcing preset to the editors for review, but I'm noticing that it changed me to the game's inventor when I did.  I don't want to take any credit for something that I did not do - could that please be restored to the rightful inventor?  I'm not sure what I did wrong to make that happen.  Thanks!


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Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-20 UTC

One thing that will need to be addressed before the future rounds is Berolina Chess.  The rule enforcing preset does not work so someone will have to fix it or we will have to use a non rule enforcing one.  I can probably do it, but with each preset, I'm spending quite a bit of time learning how to do things and I'm no longer on vacation, so I don't have the few hours a day to research and learn.  I believe all of the other presets are good - I did not check Wildebeeste, though.  I'm not sure if it is a rule enforcing one or not.


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Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-20 UTC

Thanks Fergus!


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-20 UTC

Fergus, I just wanted to point out a couple of bugs that may be around due to the server move.

- The Post your Own Content link under the tab with my name comes up as "file not found"

- The Chess on a Really Big Board link that was posted under Whats New does not work.  Not sure if it was the wrong link or something with the server move.

Thanks!


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Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-17 UTC

I agree.  With the amount of people, I think 3 games for 3 rounds would be nice (plus, I like Wildebeest Chess haha)


Nick Wolff wrote on 2017-06-15 UTC

Hey Greg!

Just wanted to get an update on the start date for this.  Thanks for putting it on, Greg!

-Nick


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