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Playing Variants (with board updates like one image per day)
« on: January 08, 2018, 11:07:19 am »
Does anyone know this forum's policy on playing variants by posting images of board updates? This would include for example one image per move (such as below). I know this is a lot of images, but it's not uncommon to play this way with slow time-control (like one move per day). If I can find players, I might like to play such a game. :)
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I'll play something! The images are fine! (You can either do it in Personal Messages on on a public thread)
Indeed it is certain that Chess Variants make me happy.

My Youtube Channel on Chess Variants
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Awesome! How about "chess on an infinite plane" such as the image above? The board is unbounded in all directions. It has three non-standard pieces (the guard, hawk, and chancellor) - none which are too hard to learn. If you'd like to play I'll be happy to post board updates.

I'll also post the rules (formally) probably on a new thread. Time control can be 3 days max per move (or another control that you prefer).

(I usually cannot play more than one move per day.)

If this is ok let me know, and I'll start a thread for our game in a day or two.

fyi: I would also like to discuss "theory" of this game, probably on another thread. That would include topics such as minimum material to mate, average length of a typical game (as compared to normal chess), etc. But this I'll do later after at least one game is in-progress. :)
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I am willing to start a game if you post a thread about the rules! I will open up a new board for variant theory!
« Last Edit: January 09, 2018, 02:52:56 pm by Asher Hurowitz »
Indeed it is certain that Chess Variants make me happy.

My Youtube Channel on Chess Variants
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb-lm6a8XZo0eqAhfR4QWOg

My Lecture at Yale University, aged 13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smDO2Dpx5tg

My Youtube Channel on Rubik's Cube
Search"Polyhedral Paradise"

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Thanks for a special board about variant theory. That could get attention from chess theorists and mathematicians (of which there are plenty). But I think a lot of math enthusiasts are shy people! We have to see if they will visit.:P I'd like to see what they say! :)
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Since this game might be one of the first played on this forum, I thought it might be a good idea to do some "touch-up" of the graphics.

Sometimes players move pieces outside of the normal displayed area (20 files x 22 ranks), and so I "stitch" more board to the left, right, top, or bottom. The graphical changes will make this process easier (but will not have any other visible consequences). Allow me about 2-3 days and then I'll post all the rules and we'll be able to play!  A preview of the starting position is included here:

Update: I've become really busy with other work, so probably cannot begin a game until later in January. I'll check back here to make sure Asher (or someone else) would still be interested in playing. (I still have time to visit forums, but not a good time to commit to a game). :-[
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Asher, I finished some recent work and believe I now have time for a game. Are you still interested in playing? We can either continue on this thread, or I'll start a new one. I would play about one move per day if that's OK with you. (max 3 days).

The rules are here:

https://chessvariantforum.createaforum.com/variant-reviews/variant-description-chess-on-an-infinite-plane/

I'll also post one or two messages about some opening theory (what little is known) just to show an interesting study before our game starts. :)
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