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Cavalier Chess. All pieces except queens have some kind of knight-movement.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
🕸💡Fergus Duniho wrote on 2023-02-25 UTC

Having gotten more experience with how the applets work, I tried Cavalier Chess against the Interactive Diagram again. The ID played White since I don't know how to make the applet move first. Things looked good for Black for a moment when it captured a Paladin with its Nightrider. But on the next move, White forked Black's Eques Rex and Marshall, Black blocked with its Paladin, and White took it for checkmate. This game shows what can happen when you neglect to put defenses in place by moving out some Cavaliers.

  1. Cab4 Nf6
  2. Cde4 Nh5
  3. Nd2 Nxf1
  4. Nc4 Pd6
  5. Nxd6

🕸💡Fergus Duniho wrote on 2023-02-25 UTC

I was running a game between this applet and the Interactive Diagram for Cavalier Chess, and after these moves – 1. Cab4 Nf6 2. Cde4 Nh5 3. Nd2 – the applet would not let me move anything except the Cavalier I previously moved. It would not let me move the Nightrider from b1 to d2, as the Interactive Diagram had done. So, while I could not test their relative playing ability, I did learn that the applet is buggy.

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