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General Discussion / Playing Chess on the Computer like it's 1985
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:17:41 pm »
The Sjeng text based chess engine is available for free on any Mac, no internet connection or download necessary!
Just open the terminal application and enter the following commands:

cd /Applications/Chess.app/Contents/Resources

Then:

./sjeng.ChessEngine

You should see something like this (I tried to copy the program here but it's muddled up for whatever reason):
  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
8 | *R | *N | *B |    | *K | *B |    | *R |
  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
7 | *P | *P | *Q |    |    | *P | *P | *P |
  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
6 |    |    |    |    | *P | *N |    |    |
  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
5 |    |    |    | *P |    |    |    |    |
  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
4 |    |    |    |  P |    |    |    |    |
  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
3 |    |    |  P |    |    |    |    |    |
  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
2 |  P |  P |    |    |  P |  P |  P |  P |
  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
1 |  R |  N |    |  Q |  K |  B |  N |  R |
  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

     a    b    c    d    e    f    g    h

It doesn't use algebraic notation, you have to enter the square the piece is on and the destination square, nothing else, with no space in between.

Therefore 1.e4 ---> 1.d2d4

I hope you check it out!

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Xiangqi Players / Xiangqi Equipment
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:10:24 pm »
Hello!

What do you people use to play Xiangqi. I've seen everything from luxury jade sets to tinkertoy spools (a lá Rick Knowlton) so I am curious about what people use to enjoy this great game.

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Xiangqi Players / Xiangqi Game Challenge
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:08:50 pm »
I challenge whomever wishes to a Xiangqi game by correspondence!

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spoiler window works well :)   5...Nf6

You live in NYC too?

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Chess History / Re: 800 Year Old Chess Knight Just Discovered!
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:18:21 pm »
That's an old knight.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but the Vikings were frequent traders with the Middle East, right? That would explain the inspired design.

Well, the abstract Islamic "Shatranj" design was actually used conventionally all throughout Europe from Russia to Spain. Chess came into Europe through Spain and Italy mainly, as well as a few other places.

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Twisty Puzzles / Re: My Puzzle Collection
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:56:28 pm »
chillipepper, "twisty puzzle" is just another term to describe Rubik's type puzzles.

GothicChessInventor, it's sad to see the great Tony Fisher doesn't have great customer service, especially with all of the reverence he receives in the community. 

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To submit, Email or Message me in a private chat.
Did you receive my PM last Jan 27?

yes

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General Discussion / FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT: ATTACHMENT FILE HUGE PROBLEM!!!
« on: January 26, 2018, 09:34:08 pm »
Unfortunately according to the forum logistics it says we have almost completely taken up our allotted forum attachment space. I don't think it would be right to delete posts. What should I do?

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Variant Reviews / Re: Variant Description - Chess on an Infinite Plane
« on: January 26, 2018, 01:06:53 pm »
IDK seems like games like this would be a sluggish bear.

1. for example shogi is really slow until you start capturing pieces and dropping them.

2. even a board game like feudal you're able to move all the pieces you want on one turn and still it's slow.

apologies for not knowing how to make a link will just paste them

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shogi

2. https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/847/feudal

elephant, you can only move one piece at a time in Feudal.

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Constructing Homemade Sets / Re: Chess Variant DIY projects - post them!
« on: January 25, 2018, 07:29:52 pm »
Amazing idea! I'll be sure to post my handmade sets ASAP!

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I'm the American champion of Sittuyin according to the online tournament I set up which I won.

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General Discussion / Re: Forum capabilities: diagrams?
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:50:31 pm »
I'll look into it - do you have any ideas?

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General Discussion / Re: Tarka
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:34:08 pm »
I found a "contact us" form buried in an obscure corner of the site and sent a long message on the behalf of the forum, I hope they respond!  ;D

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