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Double Chess. FIDE Chess x 2(with extra queen replacing what would be an extra king).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on Wed, Sep 2, 2020 03:13 AM UTC:

I just tested this preset and it seems to mostly work. I tried all four castlings (king-side and queen-side, close-rook and far-rook) and they all worked. Moves often weren't displayed correctly, though. Queen-side castling with the close rook displays and works fine. King-side castling with the close rook does not display as legal, but it will work if you tell it to try anyway. King-side castling with the far rook does not display but will work. Queen-side castling with the far rook (a) does not display the legal move, but it will work anyway, and (b) displays a king move to the g-file as legal that should not work, but does.

Kevin also previously noted a castling in a real game that should have worked but didn't. This is Antoine's preset and he is no longer active. I will try to look at it in a few days if no one else does, but it would be great if someone else could take a look.

Kevin Pacey wrote on Sun, May 19, 2019 04:55 AM UTC:

Note I reported a bug long, long ago, in this Double Chess preset thread, which came up in a game of mine (I gave a link to that log); IIRC it had to do with legally castling not being allowed in that game of mine. I don't know if the bug was ever fixed.

Kevin Pacey wrote on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 07:00 AM UTC:

I discovered Greg Strong has made a (unofficial!?) non-rules enforcing preset for this game that can be found by going thru GC's list of 1000+ presets. That would seem to save the day for playing this variant, as this rules enforcing preset here has a bug re: castling, apparently, as I noted in a previous post.

Kevin Pacey wrote on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 06:09 PM UTC:

This preset seems to have bug(s), in that as Black I was apparently not allowed to legally perform inside castling as Black (that is, at my first chance to do so):


James Spratt wrote on Sun, Jan 29, 2006 08:39 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
David Short's DOUBLE CHESS is a TERRIFIC game. It gets intense in a hurry and stays that way.

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