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It was last modified on: 2004-01-14
 By Gary K. Gifford. Time Travel Chess. Pieces can travel into the Future. Kings can also return to the Past! (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-12-15 UTC
Thanks to both Christine and the mystery writer for your comments. For Christine, I did not notice the comment until today - yes, I belive the MSchmahl-cvgameroom-2004-77-566 Fri, Aug 27, 2004 game is very good for anyone interested in seeing a real game of this played out. Glad you enjoyed that game. In regard to the mystery writer's question: it reads like a real mind-twister (brain teaser). So I will try to disect it and take it slow... my comments preceded by ****a nd followed by -gkg. Mystery writer's comments followed by -mw 1) white has 2 kings -mw **** So we know a King went back in time 2) either side travelled backward in time again to when white only has one king. - mw **** Possible for black to do. But, as soon as white does this White will have 2 Kings, the original King plus the King that went back from the 2-King future. This gives us an alternate past with 2-Kings instead of one and will result in a new future - gkg 3)Now, white's 2nd king didn't really land in the new time variant.-mw **** He did, but in an alternate time line which was superceded by the new time line. Think of it as parallel worlds. Better yet, think of it has each time travel going to a different chess board... thus we see alternate past positions and future positions that existed... but, then due to time travel no longer exist.-gkg 4)Then, white wants to travel backward once (if the 2nd time travel was did by him) or twice (if that was did by black). Is that legal?-mw **** Good question. Each King time travel counts as a travel towards his limit. King travels are never erased 'so to speak' by other time travel events. As long as your King has a Time Travel or two remaining, he can travel (assuming the move is legal). I hope this helps. Best regards, Gary