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It belongs to categories: Two dimensional, Small board
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Peter  Krystufek. Demi chess. Chess on a 4 by 8 board. (4x8, Cells: 32) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on 2021-07-07 UTC

Here's a diagram with a playable AI (my first, so let's see how this goes):

files=4 ranks=8 promoZone=1 promoChoice=NBRQ graphicsDir=/graphics.dir/alfaeriePNG/ squareSize=50 graphicsType=png pawn:::pawn:a2,b2,c2,d2,,a7,b7,c7,d7 knight:N::knight:c1,,c8 bishop:::bishop:b1,,b8 rook:::rook:d1,,d8 queen:::queen:,, king:::king:a1,,a8

(So far this looks right. Having the defaults correctly detected for the common pieces means all that needed to be checked here is promotion and castling; really nice H.G.! But specifying promotion choices seemed finicky; without explicitly giving the knight's label it wasn't recognized, and depending on the order of the promotion choices I lost other choices as well.)