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Infinite Chess 3D. Extends Chess to larger, even infinite, boards. () [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Paulowich wrote on 2007-03-01 UTC

See Infinite Chess page for an article about variants proposed by Tim Converse and Jianying Ji.

See Ralph Betza's Chess on a Really Big Board for his thoughts on boards ranging from 16x16 to 512x512. Huge (but still finite) boards do not require the complex rules that an infinite board will.

Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2007-03-01 UTC
George Jelliss wrote an article about 'Open Plane Chess'.

I believe his idea is more workable than both variants.

David Paulowich wrote on 2007-03-01 UTC

Infinite Chess is actually played on a finite 'figure-eight'board.

Keith Douglas posted Chess with an Infinite Board in 1997.

The first diagram here shows an infinite board with a corner on a1. I believe that White can force mate when he has King (d4) and Rook (h8) against a lone Black King (f6). White needs to get his two pieces together, somewhere like Rook (p16) and King (p14). Then the slow process of pushing the Black King down to (a1) can begin.

George Duke wrote on 2005-03-26 UTC
'GHI,LargeCV': Who has not played Chess infinitely, informally, in everyday life by observing tile patterns or making 'lines-and-squares' steps? Uncommented so far, Infinite Chess has the sense here that RNBKQP are as a cardinal set in western Chess, eschewing the Chess Variant Page extreme variform philosophy. Unfortunately, this write-up just recapitulates in tone(considerably tongue-in-cheek) and substance two others having more refinement and finesse(A. Missoum's and Ralph Betza's). It has some interest, for instance, in Rule 1 within that a move be either finite or infinite: the 'infinite' ones are rather Alice-like. Betza's indexing for boards(Chess Really Big Board) is used exactly A1 to H8, and so on here. It does not seem a problem is solved of decreasing piece density as space enlarges. The main precedent is A. Missoum's 'Geometric Sequence of Chess Games,' which stops at 64x64 squares with its 126 Bishops, but could go on. 'The implications for geometry and the theory of infinite numbers will not be considered here.' Well and good.

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