Games, analysis and discussion

Games, analysis and discussion by National Master Kevin Pacey

  1. Chess haiku

    by , 05-07-2016 at 03:47 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here's an original chess haiku of mine (afaik):

    Precious seconds left
    I give perpetual check
    Mark result then drink



    A link to 5 riddles of mine:

    http://www.chesscanada.info/forum/en...ddles-for-kids

    A link to 2 fairy tale jokes of mine:

    http://www.chesscanada.info/forum/en...iry-tale-jokes

    A link to an animal joke of mine:

    http://www.chesscanada.info/forum/en...03-Animal-joke

    Updated 05-07-2016 at 05:39 AM by Kevin Pacey

    Categories
    Nothing to do with chess
  2. 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

    Categories
    Chess variants
  3. Super4*Chess (four dimensional chess)

    by , 01-03-2016 at 01:32 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here's a 4D game Super4*Chess - can be played as if on a 2D plane. A 16x16 board with appropriate spacing could be used even on a coffee table; it'd be about size of Scrabble board (15x15 for that). The following is start position for the 16 4x4 mini-boards game is played on:


    Code:
    Col =a= and file Col =b= and file Col =c= and file Col =d= and file Row and rank
     aa  ab  ac  ad   ba  bb  bc  bd   ca  cb  cc  cd   da  db  dc  dd  Rr
    
    [X] [B] [B] [R]  [T]
    ...

    Updated 11-26-2016 at 05:09 AM by Kevin Pacey

    Categories
    Chess variants
  4. Updated version 4.0 of chess styles

    by , 11-09-2015 at 01:38 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    I've made a model for chess styles inspired by parts of Secrets of Endgame Strategy by Lars Bo Hansen (Gambit, 2006), Winning with Chess Psychology by Benko & Hochberg (McKay, 1991) & Secrets of Practical Chess by Nunn (Gambit, 1998). It's like Hansen's model in his books, expanded.

    Style is a set of tendencies (tastes/fortes) that can show in cases of near equivalent available choices; any may affect a game's character a long time. The avg. # of cases per game is uncertain, ...

    Updated 12-10-2015 at 04:13 PM by Kevin Pacey

    Categories
    Chess opening repertoire discussion
  5. 12 reasons to play chess

    by , 08-17-2015 at 02:18 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here are 12 possible reasons I chose (from the many) that people may like to play chess because of, without much taking skill level or ambition into account (for me, what first grabbed my attention as a child was the magnificent & regal beauty of a typical chess set). Particular emphasis is given to factors that are unique to chess. There are 5 general themes: Excitement, Entertainment, Artistry, Satisfaction & Personal Expression:

    On the lighter side:

    1. Cheapos ...

    Updated 09-03-2018 at 02:36 PM by Kevin Pacey

    Categories
    Chess issues
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