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Popular YouTube video about "infinite chess"
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:58:14 pm »
Has anyone seen this YouTube video about infinite chess? It's interesting but it makes a jump to situations that are very unusual compared to classical chess (beyond the board being unbounded). It doesn't really explore symmetrical starting positions (as normal chess is), and even worse it assumes the game has no draws. It's easy to miss the assumption "playing with some rules that exclude ties" at about 1:00 into the video. ::)

If anyone else has comments about this video, but don't want to mix it in with the spam at YouTube (i.e. commentary from non-chess players/non-mathematicians), feel free to comment here. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN-I6u-AxMg
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Re: Popular YouTube video about "infinite chess"
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 06:28:46 pm »
And there is also this video. It's not about chess, but has a close relation to the concept of "infinity":

(if you enjoy well-produced graphics then play in "full-screen" and turn the volume up a bit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haKMQBU5HVA
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Re: Popular YouTube video about "infinite chess"
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 12:17:10 am »
For a playable type of infinite chess, see the link below for "Chess on an Infinite Plane".

This game is actually easily playable - it only requires learning three "new" pieces all of which have really simple moves:

The guard moves as king (so everyone already knows its moves).
The chancellor moves as rook + knight (the simplest slider, combined with chess's famous one and only jumper).
The hawk jumps in diagonal and orthogonal directions two or three squares (adding another jumper to the game of chess).

See here for the game's description:
https://chessvariantforum.createaforum.com/variant-reviews/variant-description-chess-on-an-infinite-plane/
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