Chess on an Infinite Plane (captaintugwash - gyrados06)

vickalan

This is a game of "Chess on an Infinite Plane" between @captaintugwash (White) and @gyrados06 (Black). The winner of this game becomes eligible to challenge World Champion @Naviary in a title game for the crown.

Rules:

The Pieces:

Black and White each have the following pieces (quantity and name):
1 king
1 queen
2 chancellors
2 rooks
2 bishops
2 knights
2 guards
2 hawks
24 pawns

All pieces move as in classical chess, with the "extra" three pieces moving as follows:

Chancellor (C) - Moves and captures as rook + knight.

Hawk (H) - Leaps exactly 2 or 3 squares in any orthogonal or diagonal direction. The leaping move means it can jump over other pieces.

Guard (G) - Moves and captures the same as a king but is not affected by check.

Pawns play the same and promote at the same rank as in classical chess. White pawns promote at rank 8, and black pawns promote at rank 1. Pawns can promote to chancellor, hawk, or guard in addition to queen, rook, bishop, or knight. Pawns may capture and be captured en passant with the same rules as in classical chess.

Board Setup:
Orange brackets identify the four "classical" corner squares (1,1), (1,8), (8,1), and (8,8).

There is no castling.

There is no fifty-move rule. Draws can only occur from stalemate, threefold repetition, agreement, or a proven case of insufficient material to force checkmate.

All other rules are the same as in classical chess.

Move Notation:
Numeric coordinates are used to identify piece locations as (file#, rank#). Parenthesis are used around each coordinate. Three examples of a move notation:
1) A rook moving from (8,4) to (1,4):
     R(8,4)-(1,4) or R(1,4)
2) A rook moving from (1,4) and capturing a piece on (0,4):
     R(1,4)x(0,4) or Rx(0,4)
3) A pawn advancing from (-1,7) to (-1,6):
    (-1,7)-(-1,6) or (-1,6)

captaintugwash plays White. Good luck to both players!happy.png

vickalan

Note: this is a prize game, with the winner becoming eligible to challenge World Champion @Naviary for the crown. Naviary is currently on a chess-playing hiatus, and it's not clear if he will be available to play. We'll have to address that situation at the completion of this game.

Good luck to Tug and Gyrados here!😀😀😀

captaintugwash

Thanks Vick! It's been so long since I played I can't remember which way round the notation is?

1. H(-3,8) or

1. H(8,-3)

Only one of those is legal!

*edit - I've read the OP, it's H(8,-3)

captaintugwash

On and gl gyrados

gyrados06

Gl to you too.

Excited to be playing the final infinite plane candidates match!

vickalan
captaintugwash wrote:

Thanks Vick! It's been so long since I played I can't remember which way round the notation is? ...

Looks like you figured it out but I'll post this anyway (for anyone who wants an easy way to remember). The convention (file#, rank#) is the same for cartesian coordinates (x,y). Of course that's only useful for people who remember their math.😅

vickalan
gyrados06 wrote:

...Excited to be playing the final infinite plane candidates match!

I wish it was me playing Tug instead.😕 But I lost so you deserve it.😅😀

vickalan

1.H(8,-3)

gyrados06

H(8,12)

captaintugwash

2. H(1,-3)

captaintugwash
vickalan wrote:
gyrados06 wrote:

...Excited to be playing the final infinite plane candidates match!

I wish it was me playing Tug instead.😕 But I lost so you deserve it.😅😀

We'll play each other eventually!

gyrados06

H(-1,12)

captaintugwash

3. H(5,0)

gyrados06

H(5,9)

rychessmaster1
Isn’t it H(1, 12) and not H(-1, 12)?
captaintugwash

Ry is correct, I didn't notice but I assume gyrados means (1,12). I'll wait for confirmation before moving.

greypenguin

Woah, world infinite chess championship finals?

woofydog105

I feel like chess on a infinite plane takes a while

gyrados06

Yes, I meant that.

vickalan
greypenguin wrote:

Woah, world infinite chess championship finals?

Yes, the first WC was @SuperSam1 (after an 8 player tournament). Then Naviary won the crown from Supersam1, so @Naviary is the current WC. This game decides who can challenge Naviary.

 

woofydog105 wrote:
"I feel like chess on a infinite plane takes a while"

My game against Supersam (here) went for 169 moves and took 6 months.happy.png