Chess variants

Discussion of chess variants

  1. Links: My 10x8 Hannibal Chess & Frog Chess; My 10x10 Butterfly Chess & Sac Chess

    by , 07-05-2018 at 05:39 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Included below are links to The Chess Variant Pages website re: descriptions of 4 chess variant inventions of mine, most thought of within the last couple of years. On that free membership website, members can play all 4 of these using its Game Courier email system:

    10x8 Hannibal Chess (includes elephant pieces that leap 1 or 2 squares diagonally); with mention of link about old classic 10x8 Janus Chess (therein, link given about old classic 10x8 Capablanca Chess):

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    Updated 09-10-2018 at 02:16 AM by Kevin Pacey

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  2. Chess variants hit counter for readers interested in fairy chess

    by , 08-03-2016 at 01:59 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Please click on this blog entry if at all interested in chess variants (fairy chess). I'm looking for a crude (if rather low) worldwide estimate of such people. Included below are links/info/thoughts about chess variants that may be of some interest.

    1st link: chessvariants.com (free membership):

    http://www.chessvariants.com/

    Note that for 2016, the webmaster informs me that the main site for chessvariants.com has been getting in the neighborhood of 50,000 ...

    Updated 07-01-2017 at 03:44 PM by Kevin Pacey

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  3. Links: My 12x10 Wide Nightrider Chess & 12x8 Wide Chess

    by , 08-03-2016 at 01:58 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Below are links to two wide board chess variant inventions of mine that have pages on The Chess Variant Pages; on that free membership website, members can play these variants with its Game Courier email system:

    12x10 Wide Nightrider Chess (includes Nightrider and Champion fairy chess pieces plus fast castling rules):

    http://www.chessvariants.com/rules/w...ghtrider-chess

    12x8 Wide Chess (includes 2 kinds of non-colour-bound elephant pieces plus fast ...

    Updated 09-10-2018 at 12:36 AM by Kevin Pacey

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  4. Chess variants playing package (e.g. 10x10 Sac Chess variant)

    by , 07-23-2016 at 06:23 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    FYI, link included for free chess variants package (plays e.g. my 10x10 Sac Chess [std 6 chess pcs & the 6 classic chess variant compound pcs]):

    From Chess.com circa 2016, here's part of a post by Dr. H.G. Muller, partly re: Sac Chess (a bit computer-resistant variant: large # legal moves + heuristics), to play chess variants against a computer, or to program one to do so:

    "...I happen to host a package of WinBoard + Sjaak II at
    http://hgm.nubati.net/SacChess.zip ...

    Updated 11-25-2017 at 05:10 PM by Kevin Pacey

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  5. 5*4DChess (four dimensional chess)

    by , 01-03-2016 at 10:57 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here's a 4D game I call 5*4DChess that has the following start position, with 25 5x5 mini-boards:


    Code:
    a a a a a  b b b b b  c c c c c  d d d d d  e e e e e
    a b c d e  a b c d e  a b c d e  a b c d e  a b c d e  Rr
    
    j n r b x  j n r b x  t n r n t  s d d u h  s d d u k  55
    p p p p p  p p p p p  p p p p p  p p p p p  p p p p p  54
    :   :   :    :   :    :   :   :    :   :    :   :   :  53
      :   :    :   :   :    :   :    :   :   :
    ...

    Updated 08-03-2016 at 06:32 PM by Kevin Pacey

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