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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-01-05
 By Fergus  Duniho. Game Courier. PHP script for playing Chess variants online.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-09-13 UTC

I encountered a bug when using presets I made for large Shogi variants such as Chu Shogi. The bug prevents the blue boxes that highlight legal moves from being displayed for the second part of a double move. Apart from that, everything works normally. I also tried this with the Balanced Marseillais Chess preset, but the bug was not present there. Any ideas as to what's causing this?

It wasn't correctly handling the move "pass". I made an adjustment so that it now works.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2020-09-13 UTC

I encountered a bug when using presets I made for large Shogi variants such as Chu Shogi. The bug prevents the blue boxes that highlight legal moves from being displayed for the second part of a double move. Apart from that, everything works normally. I also tried this with the Balanced Marseillais Chess preset, but the bug was not present there. Any ideas as to what's causing this?

Also, the Marseillais Chess preset is exiting with an error as soon as you click the button for it on the game's Game Courier Preset page.


UPDATED! This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-09-11
 Author: Greg  Strong. Inventor:    Peguilhen. The Sultan's Game. (Updated!) Variant on 11 by 11 board from 19th century Germany. (11x11, Cells: 121) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

I have rewritten most of this page with updated information from Jean-Louis Cazaux's excellent new book A World of Chess, co-authored with Rick Knowlton. The previous version had the initial setup incorrect (both of a player's bishops on the same color) and incorrectly identified the author of a book on chess variants as the game's inventor. Additional historical information has also been added.

I still need to make a similar revision to The Emperor's Game


A new error in apothecary chess- classic[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

Thanks!


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

Any idea why?

The boardflags string was period delimited. Since this value was included in the value of posvar, whose value was being used as a variable name, and array elements are now period delimited, it was treating it as an array element. I stopped this by making the value of boardflags comma delimited.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

Hello Fergus, In the game below:

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/play.php?game=Apothecary+Chess-Classic&log=catugo-panther-2020-252-429

when black tries to move the king, a threefold repetition is claimed. Any idea why?


This item is a reference work
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2015-07-07
 By Glenn  Nicholls. Summary of Game variations, Clock times and other Information. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

This page is a mess which, in my view, should not have been published. If there are over 30 variants to Tiger Chess, they should be listed on that page, not here, were no one would find them anyway - since the name of the page, "Summary of Game variations, Clock times and other Information", does not indicate what it is.

If you'd like to format this variant information in reasonable HTML, I will happily add it to the bottom of the Tiger Chess page. But I am scheduling this page for deletion a month from now. If nothing further is done, I will add a comment to the Tiger Chess page linking to archive.org's copy of this page so that those interested in Tiger Chess will still be able to find it.


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-09-10
 By JT  K. Full Cavalry. Rooks are replaced by Lancers and castling is still legal.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
JT K wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

Makes sense, and thank you for the compliment. I figure it would be more approachable and manageable for ChessV than 8-Piece Chess (despite my personal love of the latter).


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-09-11
 By Davor  Vujacic. 88 Hexagons Chess. Hexagonal chess on chessboard with 88 hexagons.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

Posted. Interesting looking game!

I converted the graphics to PNG so I could make the backgrounds transparent. The backgrounds were white and the web page background is not white. I may make some small edits to the HTML formatting later, but for now it is pretty good.


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-09-10
 By JT  K. Full Cavalry. Rooks are replaced by Lancers and castling is still legal.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

You're welcome.

Yes, ChessV is still in development, off-and-on. New versions will be forthcoming, but I make no guarantees about what they will include. The effort involved with programming support for the Lancer is probably "moderate". But there is an almost infinite list of things that should be added, and honestly, there are many that are desired by a larger group of users. But it may happen at some point. It is an interesting piece.


JT K wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

Awesome, thanks Greg! On a related note, do you have any plans for ChessV updates? It'd be cool to see how the engine handles Full Cavalry. Hope all is well.


UPDATED! This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-09-11
 By Omega  Fallon. Leaping chess. (Updated!) Chess centered around the gimmick of knight-like pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-11 UTC

Hello,

The first step to getting this in a state to be published is including a diagram of the starting position. I have edited the page to include a diagram with how I believe the pieces are supposed to be placed, and using the graphics from the Alfaerie set that are typically used for the piece described, or the closest available. Please let me know if this looks reasonable.

Also, I think Leaping Chess is not really a good name for this variant. While there is no "Leaping Chess", there is a "Leap Chess", a "LeaperChess", and a "Leapers Chess". And I think the name "Leaping Chess" does not describe this game very well. Such a name implies something close to chess, but with extra leaping. This game is a significant departure from chess, with many new elements.

Some notes on your pieces... The piece you call the Advisor is usually called the Sergeant. (No need to use this name, but I wanted to make you aware in case you want to.) Also, personally, I would use a different name from Zebra. This is a common piece that is a (3,2) leaper. Using the name or the graphic could make the game harder to learn - players of chess variants expect the Zebra to move a certain way. Maybe "Horse"? (In the diagram, I used the Alfaerie Horse image, not the Zebra image.)

I think this game may have potential, but it could use some play-testing, which can be done on game courier. One thing I do not like is the arbitrary rule that is needed so Grasshoppers do not capture Rooks on the first moves. Additional arbitrary rules seldom lead to good, satisifying games. I would try to change the starting position so this is not necessary. Maybe move them to the first rank, and to make space, make only one catapult and elephant? There are many other pieces of which you have only one. These pieces are not colorbound so I don't think you need two.


This item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2020-09-10
 By JT  K. Full Cavalry. Rooks are replaced by Lancers and castling is still legal.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

Published with some minor edits.


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It was last modified on: 2015-12-11
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Home page of The Chess Variant Pages. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

Yes, "Full Cavalry" is just fine. I'll try to review it tonight. On a quick look it appeared fine.


JT K wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

Greg, is Full Cavalry okay? I know there's a "Cavalry Chess" but I thought that Full Cavalry seemed unique enough and appropriate for what it is. Let me know, thanks!


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

Since members submitting new games with names that are already used has become a common problem, I have added a new alert message to the member submission page to make users aware of the issue.


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-09-10
 By Omega  Fallon. Copycat chess. Variant centered around piece which copy, and also a cat is there.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

I have not reviewed the page, but an issue is that a game named Copycat Chess already exists, so you will need to select another name. I can rename the page for you. You could always use Fallon's Copycat Chess if you do not have another idea.


Omega Fallon wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

Notifying the mods that I believe this is ready for review.


UPDATED! This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-09-11
 By Omega  Fallon. Leaping chess. (Updated!) Chess centered around the gimmick of knight-like pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Omega Fallon wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

Notifying the mods that I believe this is ready for review.


This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2015-12-13
 Author: Carlos  Cetina. Inventor: Kevin  Pacey. Sac Chess. Play classical chess along with classical compound pieces: amazons, chancellors, archbishops...[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Carlos Cetina wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

OK, thanks again for your attention. Currently I am accessing that and all the logs normally. I don't know what could have happened. Sorry for the false alarm.


Review of Submissions[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
JT K wrote on 2020-09-09 UTC

Who is currently reviewing new submissions? I'm just calling attention to the variant Full Cavalry I created recently.


UPDATED! This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-08-30
 Author: Greg  Strong and Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Christian  Freeling. Grand Chess. (Updated!) Christian Freeling's popular large chess variant on 10 by 10 board. Rules and links. (10x10, Cells: 100) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-09-09 UTC

I see. That is currently not possible either. It is so much like the thing I mentioned first, that it would probably be easiest to combine such features: by default have some way to paste games into the diagram, but allow a way for the diagram description to define an initial value for that input element.


This item is a play-by-email page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2015-12-13
 Author: Carlos  Cetina. Inventor: Kevin  Pacey. Sac Chess. Play classical chess along with classical compound pieces: amazons, chancellors, archbishops...[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-09-08 UTC

What makes the matter more intriguing is that this happens only with a particular log and using my laptop with Windows 10 and Chrome. No problem using mobile devices.

Clicking on pieces to move them is handled by JavaScript, and since it is a client-side language, it can vary from browser to browser. I have been testing the new code mainly in Firefox. If something is not working right in a particular browser, please tell me about it in detail so that I can look into it.


Carlos Cetina wrote on 2020-09-08 UTC

I discovered that the log is loaded correctly from the main logs page only when I am NOT signed in. From my "Your Active Game Logs + Open Invitations" page, being me signed in, the log is displayed rightly when I click on my name, but if I click the link listed in the logs column, then the problem arises.

What makes the matter more intriguing is that this happens only with a particular log and using my laptop with Windows 10 and Chrome. No problem using mobile devices.

Anyway, thanks for answering, I already made my move.    


UPDATED! This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-08-30
 Author: Greg  Strong and Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Christian  Freeling. Grand Chess. (Updated!) Christian Freeling's popular large chess variant on 10 by 10 board. Rules and links. (10x10, Cells: 100) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-09-08 UTC

I am not sure what you mean by that. You want to be able to paste the game back into the diagram, and then step through it with the navigation button?

I wasn't thinking of that, as such, though it's not a bad idea. I was thinking of including a game in the HTML used to define a diagram. This could be useful for showcasing past games.


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