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Messages - Asher Hurowitz

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General Discussion / Re: Who Runs Jocly.com?
« on: March 26, 2018, 05:12:25 am »
No, you don't. "Mig" is arrogant. I made him aware of the bugs in his timer code, where several games expire and someone is given a loss when they still had time on his clock. His answer was basically "I don't care." And someone recently asked me and Zied to talk about our variants on there, posing a series of questions. I answered them all, and Mig deleted my comments, for no reason whatsoever.

Is this the legendary Mig Greenguard you are speaking of?

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General Discussion / Who Runs Jocly.com?
« on: March 25, 2018, 05:58:15 pm »
How do I connect with them? I'd love to have them on the forum!

Thanks,
Asher

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General Discussion / Kung Fu Chess
« on: March 25, 2018, 02:54:36 pm »
(Writing this in Morocco - I can hear the call to prayer as I write!)

I recently saw this on r/chessvariants:

https://www.kfchess.com/

It's chess but in real time, with no turns. After moving a piece there is a small time limit, which I assume is promotional in length to the value of the piece where you cannot move it. I tried playing the AI on the site, and any mode other than the most advanced one is pretty much trivial. The website is in beta testing phase so don't expect a completely finished page, what is notable is that there is no alert for checks. For example, I was just moving around during a game vs the AI and didn't realize until later I could just take the king. I am not sure about whether or not this is a ripoff of Judo Chess, which is exactly the same, the website for that below, or a relaunch.

http://www.judochess.com/

Thanks,
Asher

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Thanks so much to everyone for the responses! I now realize the inherent stupidity of my statement. I am extremely thankful for the activity I have, it's a lot fora forum on chess variants!

 @GothicChessInventor, you were banned from the Speedsolving forums? :o  With that and the 13x13x13 I can see why you aren't a more active member of the cubing community.

Anyway, @ebinola remarked:
But I've noticed something that occurs on the 960 forums that I find really strange. The games are mostly contemporary variants, like bulldog; infinite chess; musketeer chess; event chess, the list goes on. You never hear a word about the 'traditional' variants, such as shatranj, or xiangqi, or shogi, or larger shogi variants, or makruk, or knighted variants...

I was hoping for this to be a place for any and all chess variants to be discussed, although when I created the forum I was unaware of the Chess960 forum on Chess.com and didn't know of the popularity of many recent "simple" variants (those in the category of Chess960, Bughouse etc, not requiring much more equipment) and therefore created it with traditional variants in mind. At the time I thought the only maybe five other people interested in these strange games and I'd again like to thank all of you for being so wonderful and contributing to the site. Things were rather stressful in my life recently on all fronts, and I really appreciate the enthusiasm you guys share with me on this wonderful hobby.

Thanks again,
Asher

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Having the possibility to include diagrams directly?

Where do I insert the code your provided?

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It seems that there is less and less activity on the forum recently. Do any of you have any ideas on how to ramp up activity?

Thanks,
Asher

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General Discussion / How To Construct Chess Variant Diagrams?
« on: March 23, 2018, 01:30:55 pm »
Greetings all!

Besides the Musketeer chess tool I've noticed that so many of you have various ways of procuring chess diagrams for explanations and such. How do you make them?

Thanks,
Asher

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Post your projects people! :)

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Variant Reviews / Moroccan Chess in Morocco
« on: March 20, 2018, 03:42:38 pm »
Hello!

I am currently vacationing in Morocco and I decided to play the chess variant of that countries name, apparently concocted by the region's women. This country in general has a very interesting chess culture, I am told that the workmen here use their feet to carve chessmen! I hope to see that soon! It's a standard Pritchard style "five second" variant but one that has a cultural history and playtesting to back it up, so I decided to check it out. It's a very nice and simple mix of orthochess and suicide chess, and one must ask if this game is the inspiration for that oh-so-popular variant. The rules are the same as in orthochess but captures, when possible, are mandatory, with the exception of checks taking priority. An interesting game to play. The aim is still the same, checkmate of the King. I'm personally not a fan of these simple variants, but it was a good mental exercise none the less. Let me know what you think below.

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@ubersketch if you want just submit something

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I quite enjoy this variant, it's very intriguing and looks like fun, I'll probably try it out! Good job!  ;D

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Wow... we're at over 500 posts now!  :o  ;D

Anyway, the panels are being formed.. sorry for the delay but people are hard to assemble and schedules are hard to deal with.

Thanks,
Asher

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Twisty Puzzles / Re: Omnia Obtorquebantur 5x5x5
« on: March 04, 2018, 11:47:26 pm »
Hey! Can you email me some pictures your cube collection?
It would be greatly appreciated!  ;D
Thanks!
Asher

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General Discussion / Re: Tarka
« on: March 01, 2018, 12:20:41 pm »
So the Tarka website responded!

Apparently the creator and his team are checking out the forum and hopefully we'll get some answers soon!  :D

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Correspondence Game Requests / Proposal: OFFICIAL Variant Tournaments
« on: March 01, 2018, 12:16:53 pm »
I was thinking you guys vote on the variant and we have an official tournament. I have no idea what the correspondence time should be though.
Please give me your input!
Thanks!  ;D
Asher

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