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by sam
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: News & Future Projects
Topic: NextGen Pawns, how to improve the Classic Chess Pawn
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: NextGen Pawns, how to improve the Classic Chess Pawn

I like the simplicity of Athens, its top 1 on my list, it can move one square back vertically (non-capture) except of course if is at 2nd rank or start square. This can convert the usual even game in chess to a win in KPvK ending. It would be interesting to see the results for KRPvKR. Next is Prussi...
by sam
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Musketeer Chess
Topic: Some results from Musketeer Chess End-Game Tables
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Some results from Musketeer Chess End-Game Tables

I investigated some pawnless end-games with Musketeer pieces, to determine their drawishness. (Which often plagues pawn-less end-games.) To this end I had FairyGen generate the required End-Game Tables, and interpreted their statistics. For a chess engine it is important to have such knowledge; oth...
by sam
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Geneva Chess
Topic: Geneva Chess available on Musketeerchess.net
Replies: 6
Views: 3641

Re: Geneva Chess available on Musketeerchess.net

OK, that explains it. So an oblique Pawn move like b2-c4 can generate both an e.p. square and an o.c. square, depending on presence of enemy Pawns (on a4 for e.p. and on b4 for o.c.). The o.c.-square is different from an e.p. square in that it matters which capture move (left or right) of the Pawn ...
by sam
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Geneva Chess
Topic: Geneva Chess available on Musketeerchess.net
Replies: 6
Views: 3641

Re: Geneva Chess available on Musketeerchess.net

The diagram still leaves it unclear over which square the oblique initial moves can be reached (i.e. where they couldbe blocked), and where after them an enemy Pawn has to move to in order to e.p. capture. If I understood Zied correctly, these are actually different squares, so that e.p. capture is...
by sam
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Massilia Chess
Topic: Massilia Chess available on Musketeerchess.net
Replies: 1
Views: 3931

Re: Massilia Chess available on Musketeerchess.net

https://i.imgur.com/agFTrkh.png Other info: a) Pawns at 5th, 6th ranks have the same movements. b) Other pieces such as N, B, R, Q and K are the same to that of chess. N=Knight, B=Bishop, R=Rook, Q=Queen, K=King. c) This super pawn can promote to a N, B, R or Q. c) This super pawn can also make an ...
by sam
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Geneva Chess
Topic: Geneva Chess available on Musketeerchess.net
Replies: 6
Views: 3641

Re: Geneva Chess available on Musketeerchess.net

http://musketeerchess.net/games/sp/captain/captain-thumb.png You can play Geneva Chess on Musketeerches.net : http://musketeerchess.net/games/sp/captain/ This forum is dedicated to discussions around this game. Geneva page is not working so far. Geneva game rules: http://musketeerchess.net/games/sp...
by sam
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Musketeer Chess
Topic: Where to play Musketeer Chess online
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Where to play Musketeer Chess online

Anybody there who would like to play musketeer chess, I can play if your are available, just have to post the moves and image after couple of moves to get in sync with the game. Musketeer board at http://musketeerchess.net/games/musketeer/index.php is now working. But we need to keep track of our mo...
by sam
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Musketeer Chess
Topic: Where to play Musketeer Chess online
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Where to play Musketeer Chess online

Hi all, Where can I play Musketeer Chess online, what with the Jocly server down. It has been for ages and there are signs it will be fixed anytime soon. Any signposts would be appreciated - thanks! Hi all We are back The variant pages are playable now. Soon we will make some new updates: a circula...
by sam
Tue May 07, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Musketeer Chess
Topic: Where to play Musketeer Chess online
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Where to play Musketeer Chess online

Hi all, Where can I play Musketeer Chess online, what with the Jocly server down. It has been for ages and there are signs it will be fixed anytime soon. Any signposts would be appreciated - thanks! True Jocly is still down, probably not possible at the moment. If you are interested to play corresp...
by sam
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Musketeer Chess
Topic: Piece value
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Piece value

A simple piece value calculation applied to FIDE chess and Musketeer chess variant pieces.

Piece Value Calculation ms doc format