King + Musketeer piece vs King checkmate-practice applet

Each player will play with the usual 16 chess pieces + 2 new pieces, the new pieces are identical for both players. The choice of the new pieces is an agreement: white chooses the first piece and then black chooses the second piece.
There are 10 musketeer pieces: Leopard, Hawk, Chancellor, Archbishop, Elephant, Unicorn, Cannon, Dragon, Fortress and Spider.
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H.G.Muller
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King + Musketeer piece vs King checkmate-practice applet

Post by H.G.Muller » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:00 am

I set up an applet where one can practice elementary end-games of King + piece vs King, for many different pieces, including most Musketeer pieces. See http://hgm.nubati.net/rules/EGT.html .

The page starts building an end-game table for the selected piece, and then will reply to any move you play on the board with the best opponent move (fastest or slowest mate, depending on whether it is moving for white or black). There is no enforcement of turn order, so at any point you can decide to start playing with the other color; the applet will simply reply to the last move you made. It indicates which moves it considers legal by color highlighting when you 'grab' a piece, but it also doesn't enforce that (so you can quickly set up arbitrary positions).

The page also allows you to define custom pieces, by indicating their move pattern on a separate board. You can then also play against that.

Have fun!

sam
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Re: King + Musketeer piece vs King checkmate-practice applet

Post by sam » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:08 pm

H.G.Muller wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:00 am
I set up an applet where one can practice elementary end-games of King + piece vs King, for many different pieces, including most Musketeer pieces. See http://hgm.nubati.net/rules/EGT.html .

The page starts building an end-game table for the selected piece, and then will reply to any move you play on the board with the best opponent move (fastest or slowest mate, depending on whether it is moving for white or black). There is no enforcement of turn order, so at any point you can decide to start playing with the other color; the applet will simply reply to the last move you made. It indicates which moves it considers legal by color highlighting when you 'grab' a piece, but it also doesn't enforce that (so you can quickly set up arbitrary positions).

The page also allows you to define custom pieces, by indicating their move pattern on a separate board. You can then also play against that.

Have fun!
Thank you, this is good for practicing endings.

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Re: King + Musketeer piece vs King checkmate-practice applet

Post by musketeerchess » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:25 pm

H.G.Muller wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:00 am
I set up an applet where one can practice elementary end-games of King + piece vs King, for many different pieces, including most Musketeer pieces. See http://hgm.nubati.net/rules/EGT.html .

The page starts building an end-game table for the selected piece, and then will reply to any move you play on the board with the best opponent move (fastest or slowest mate, depending on whether it is moving for white or black). There is no enforcement of turn order, so at any point you can decide to start playing with the other color; the applet will simply reply to the last move you made. It indicates which moves it considers legal by color highlighting when you 'grab' a piece, but it also doesn't enforce that (so you can quickly set up arbitrary positions).

The page also allows you to define custom pieces, by indicating their move pattern on a separate board. You can then also play against that.

Have fun!
Excellent tool !!
Thanks alot

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