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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-04-14 UTC

Well, although I'm not sure it is so bad if the board is large enough.

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-04-14 UTC

This is true.

Jörg Knappen wrote on 2021-04-14 UTC

Despite the nice geometric move pattern this piece seems to be unemployed before Musketeer Chess. I can understand why: It creates triple forward forks into the rank behind the pawn line and is a very dangerous attacking piece. Creating a playable game with this piece is definitely a challenge (I haven't examined Musketeer Chess in this respect).

Greg Strong wrote on 2021-04-13 UTC

I don't know of anything else using this piece. Team-Mate Chess uses a "Mortar" which has AG moves, but not DH. That is the closest I know of.

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-04-13 UTC

Does anyone know games which are using Alfil/Dabbaba/Threeleaper/Tripper. Musketeer Chess has it as an Hawk. Is there other games, and how they call this piece?

slide-then-step moves[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Bn Em wrote on 2021-04-12 UTC

As for pieces that can only do slide‐then‐step and not the reverse, the only one that comes to mind in a game is the Transcendental Prelate.

Greg Strong wrote on 2021-04-12 UTC

Thank you. I think this was the one I was thinking of. I didn't implement RennChess because of this ...

Daniel Zacharias wrote on 2021-04-12 UTC

Renniassance Chess has pieces that can do either

Greg Strong wrote on 2021-04-12 UTC

Pieces such as the Grant Acedrex Griffon step or leap and then slide. Is anyone aware of games with pieces that do the opposite - slide first and then finish their move with a step in a different direction?

Apothecary Chess Tournament[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2021-04-07 UTC

Round 4 games have been added. Good luck!

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2021-04-06 UTC

The classification so far is:

Erik 5 points

Daniel 4 points

Aurelian 3 points

Oisin 0 points

4th round comming soon.

Diagram testing thread[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Jörg Knappen wrote on 2021-04-04 UTC

In fact, Charles Gilman has used the name Heroine before for some piece on a hex-prism board (3 dimensional with stacked planes of hexagons). I don't whether it was featured in a game and Gilman's games tend to be deployments of the pieces in many cases.

Piece Value and Classification[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Leon Carey wrote on 2021-03-20 UTC

One possible way to find out if a piece was a member of the pawn family, is to imagine if they would look down at other pawns at dinner e.g. Berolina Pawn: Hey, FIDE Pawn, it sure is nice to see you. FIDE Pawn: Yeah, nice to see you too. Metamarchy Pawn: (sprints up to them) Hi you two, how's it going. FIDE Pawn: Alright, thanks- Mann: OUT OF MY WAY WEAKLINGS! (All pawns silently glare at Mann)

Apothecary Chess Tournament[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
erik wrote on 2021-03-19 UTC

Ok, so the round 3 has begun!

By the way, what is the result of the second round?

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2021-03-18 UTC

I have added the round 3 matches!

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-03-17 UTC

Okay, I've updated the code. Try it again.

Aurelian Florea wrote on 2021-03-17 UTC


I tried to assing the round 3 games for this tournament but I had received an error saying : "No email address could be found for catugo. No assignment was mailed, and no log was created."

Comemnt search doesnt work[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-03-16 UTC

When I restored the site, MariaDB 10 kept losing connections. To get the database to work, I replaced MariaDB 10 with MariaDB 5. In doing this, I manually edited the database backup to make it compatible with MariaDB 5, and one change I made was to remove all the FULLTEXT keys, which were what enabled it to search through the text of comments. I expect the code that exists for searching the text of comments uses special features of MariaDB 10 that are not a part of MariaDB 5, and that is why your search did not work.

x x wrote on 2021-03-16 UTC

Hi, searching through comments doesnt work, when I search something I know exists, it will not show up.


Expected result:

Is that a bug or am I doing something wrong?

Double Pawn Move[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Jörg Knappen wrote on 2021-03-09 UTC

I have definitely heard about this kind of Chess variant, and I remember to have played it in Germany when I was young and not fully introduced to FIDE rules. It is a kind of popular chess variant always flying below the radar, a bit like "Queens Left Chess" with a point-symmetric setup of the pieces. Interestingly, it is the first question in the Rules of Chess: Pawns FAQ on this site.

Bn Em wrote on 2021-03-09 UTC

I seem to recall having read somewhere about a variation on the pawns' initial double move which, contrary to the standard rules, allows not only a single pawn moving two steps, but also two pawns moving one step each. Iirc it was described as being played in India, with a popular opening involving one King's pawn moving two steps and the other side moving both bishops' pawns, though it may have been the knights' pawns and I can't remember which side makes which move.

Does this ring a bell for anyone? I can't seem to find it anywhere myself.

Upgrading to CentOS 8[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-03-06 UTC

Seems that creating directories for new variants doesn't work right now.

It should work now that I have put apache and chessvariants into each other's groups.

DDetective47 wrote on 2021-03-06 UTC

Seems that creating directories for new variants doesn't work right now.

Error message:

Failed to create the directory /home/chessvariants/public_html/play/pbmsettings/cascade_chess.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-03-05 UTC

This did not go well. So, I reinstalled CentOS 7 and restored the site from backups made on February 26th. I have been having trouble with accessing the database using MariaDB 10.5.9. I have switched to MariaDB 5 to see if it makes a difference.

Charles Gilman[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-02-26 UTC

He dropped off without explanation after updating the graphics on his pages to use the diagram designer and shortcodes. He has not been in contact with me, and he has had no known web presence apart from his activity on this site.

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