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# Chess on an Infinite Plane (Marks1420 - captaintugwash)

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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)

Marks1420 plays White. Good luck to both players!

fyi, here is the move diagram for the hawk:

Good luck. It seems like theory to bring the hawks in, so:

H (8,-3)

I think I might be to blame for the hawks opening. I always develop them first.

1... H(1,12)

2. C (-1.-1)

Wfb after you move

2... H(8,12)

btw, Martin's program is better to use for infinite analysis than musketeer, simply because you can adjust the size of the board without it clearing the pieces.

sorry to butt in, but is there anywhere one can inform others that they "seek" a game of chess on an infinite plane?

It's not a problem DT.

We pretty much have only one mod for infinite games, which is Vick. So any game you want to play will have to fit into his timescale. I'm sure he'll reply to you soon in this thread.

Well, it's nice to see this variant alive and back again. =)

I'll be watching 'like a Hawk'.....

No, I won't actually do this (considering the limited time I have now, due to endeavors I'm pursuing outside of chess.com). But, I will definitely drop in every so often to observe the progress of the game. lol

I'm expecting a revival in June 2021

deeper_thinking wrote:

sorry to butt in, but is there anywhere one can inform others that they "seek" a game of chess on an infinite plane?

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I'm expecting a revival in June 2021 grin.png

I'm in the mood for a game myself. Let me know if you'd like to play.

Btw, sometime next year I might set up another tournament. Captaintugwash is the current World Champion (based on winning this game). We need to find the next "best" player to challenge Tug for his title.

1.H(8,-3)...H(1,12)
2.C(-1,-1)...H(8,12)

C (5,-1)

3... H(5,9)

3.C(5,-1)...H(5,9)

H (5,-3)

And now for my signature move, which makes Vick extend the board.

4... Q(4,28)

Not a huge fan of your opening, I hope you don't mind me saying. I feel like you've wasted a tempo with the hawk, and maybe the chancellor too. Ok your chancellor is protecting your king, so maybe that's ok, but the hawk move is strange as it doesn't approach the centre.

captaintugwash wrote:

Not a huge fan of your opening, I hope you don't mind me saying. I feel like you've wasted a tempo with the hawk, and maybe the chancellor too. Ok your chancellor is protecting your king, so maybe that's ok, but the hawk move is strange as it doesn't approach the centre.

Full transparency: I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm just tryna feel out the game and study how you play. I fully expect to defend most of the game.