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It was last modified on: 2014-05-09
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Inventor: Wladyslaw  Glinski. Glinski's Hexagonal Chess. Chess on a board made out of hexagons. (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-11-22 UTC

Game Courier does not handle scoring of games. If someone is running a tournament using Game Courier, then it is up to that person to award scores. So, this person would have the discretion to score with either third or half points.

H. G. Muller wrote on 2016-10-11 UTC

> Is there a way for interfacing hexagonal chess variants software with winboard?

Only in an ugly way. You can transform a hexagonal board to an orthogonal one by shearing. The 6-fold-neighbor topology of the hex board then is achieved by arbitrarily declaring only one of the diagonals as neighbors. You can use a background image to display sheared hexagons to make it moreobvious what borders on what:

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-10-11 UTC

Is there a way for interfacing hexagonal chess variants software with winboard?

Kevin Pacey wrote on 2016-10-09 UTC

A couple of questions for Fergus:

Regarding the rule enforcing preset for Glinski's Hexagonal Chess, am I correct that it scores a stalemate as a 1/2-1/2 draw, rather than 3/4-1/4 for one side (as per the rules noted on that variant's webpage on CVP)?

If yes, am I correct that Game Courier supports only three possible results for any finished game result being recorded for rating purposes by Game Courier, i.e. 1-0, 0-1 or 1/2-1/2?

wdtr wrote on 2016-08-30 UTC

Wow, I'm lost.  1st time on variants.  I want to play Glinski's hex chess with someone.  I've been on for 3 minutes, and I can't figure out how to move and manipulate the board.  Anyone want to play a game with me?

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2015-11-20 UTC
Double moves and en passant are now being displayed as legal moves for Glinski's Hexagonal Chess.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2015-11-20 UTC
Glinski's Hexagonal Chess is showing legal moves, but I still have to fix Pawn double moves and en passant. I've just reached the point tonight where I'm too tired to continue thinking about it.

Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2006-09-20 UTC
Two pictures for the board mentined in the previous comment, one is from
white's point of view and the other from black's. I do not know how to
upload them to the site to use them in the preset (so I can know if they
really work or not.)

White's :
Black's :

Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2006-09-19 UTC
I modified the preset a little, it supports the official coordinates and
enforces the rules. I sumply used the alias order (the only order I
understood from the developer's guide, AND it is quite useful.)

One problem remains : the coordinates around the board didn't change to
adopt the current system, which makes it too confusing to play with,
especially if one is not used to the official system. I don't know how to
modify that, but surely someone else can.

Here's a link :

I think it looks better than the other presets, and definitely better than
the background glinski_hexagonal.gif

It can be added to the list.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2004-01-13 UTC
There is a bug that appeared recently that causes the pieces in the 'Medium Sized Pieces' preset to be offset upwards.

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