Bulldog Chess - Legacy Version (game)

vickalan
This thread is for a game of "Bulldog Chess - Legacy Version" between bowlinggreen and vickalan.
 
Backgound: This version of Bulldog starts with two fewer pieces for each color compared to other games of Bulldog.  Also, instead of two rooks for each side, there is one rook and one guard. With fewer pieces the "a" and "j" files start with only a pawn on each side and no other pieces.
Without adding strong pieces, and with approximate equal play from both sides, games on average can be expected to last longer compared to classical chess. With twenty pawns total there may be increased chances for pawn promotions. Opportunities for creative and strategic play can be expected throughout the game - and as with all variant-chess games, opening play books and endgame tablebases have little or no value!
 
Board: 10 x 8 (see image below).
 
The pieces:
Guard (G): Moves and captures like a king. But no other penalty if attacked or captured.
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Other information on the guard can be found (here). (not particular to this game)
 
(All other pieces move and capture the same as in classical chess). 
 
Board Setup:
phpKXM5dK.jpegNote the position of black's king and queen are switched compared to classical chess. This is so the rook and guard are equal distance to each player's king and queen.
 
Castling
The rules of castling are similar as in classical chess, however, if castling king-side, the guard moves inward instead of a rook, as there is no king-side rook. On either side, the king still travels two squares. (Note since the board is wider, the king finishes farther from the corner of the board). The rook or guard always finishes adjacent to the king, so for white, the rook finishes on e1, or guard on g1. For black, the rook finishes on f1 or guard on d1. (Note files are now numbered "a-j" with "a" and "j" being the new flanks). As usual when castling, all squares between the castling pieces must be unoccupied.
 
Other rules of this game are identical with rules of classical chess.
 
If you have any comments or ideas about Bulldog chess then please visit (here).
 
Bowlinggreen, you may play white.happy.png
Drawgood

I was interested in different chess variants before. They're all a waste of time because nobody plays them. Why waste time on these obscure chess variants when you have existing established chess variants? Try Chinese chess, Makruk, Shogi. At least with those you'll be able to maybe find someone to play against online.

vickalan

Hi Drawgood,

I'm currently playing six variant chess games with fun (and challenging) people on this forum (here), (here), (here), (here), (here), and (here), and I hope bowlinggreen and I start a new game soon.happy.png If you want to play a variant chess game let me know and maybe I'll play you.wink.png

BattleChessGN18
Drawgood wrote:

I was interested in different chess variants before. They're all a waste of time because nobody plays them. Why waste time on these obscure chess variants when you have existing established chess variants? Try Chinese chess, Makruk, Shogi. At least with those you'll be able to maybe find someone to play against online.

In fact, Drawgood, I think I responded to your unsupportive attitude towards chess variants in a different thread (If I only remember which one).

The fact that these delightful members-created variants don't reach a grand stage of fame doesn't necessarily mean it's not worth the time. Isn't a few members (or 1 even) enjoying it enough to be substantial?

Already, look at the success of IvanKosintsev's Waterloo. it's a newly developed variant, and 4 people have already played it, while at least 2 others are eager to try. Already, at least 5 people were intrigued and eager to try one of Ace569er's grand variants. (I got the honor of playing 2 games of it with him!)

Of course Vickalan variant isn't going to be as popular as the "variants" that you listed. This is for one very good reason: those "variants" (Xiangqi, Shogi, Makruk, etc.) aren't variants at all. They are standardized forms of chess games from various international regions.*** By default, those games are made to be played a lot because of their name.

Vickalan's still at the trial stage, where he/she would like people to try out his new variant; how do you know it's such a waste of time if people haven't played it yet?

All that aside, what I would particularly like to know is why you're picking specifically on Vickalan and not starting your own thread on this subject; not that I'm expecting you to respond.

 

***On a tangent, calling them variants for the mere reason that they are different from FIDE chess is an insult to their title. (FIDE isn't even the original chess game, so surely, FIDE is too a variant?) In fact, I wrote an entire thread on this subject matter.

bowlinggreen

e4

vickalan

OK, great!
I'll play:
1...Ng6

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vickalan

bowlinggreen: I also see evertVB setup a game for you (here). So looks like you are playing two games.

Watch out - I've played evertVB two times and I lost the first and only got a draw in the second. I will be very impressed if you can defeat him!

(your other game has an angel and joker in it)happy.png

Mako_Cat

You said you needed someone to move for bowlinggreen, so I will. 2. Nf3

vickalan
You guys can't make moves for each other. If someone makes a bad move and you start to lose then you might blame the other person and no one will care about the game anymore.
 
I'll wait for bowlinggreen to name his move for this game.
 
Do you (NoisyEcho) want to play our own game? I'm already in 6 games, and this might be a little crazy, but I'll play one more (just about one move per day, right)? And which game, Bulldog Legacy (same as this one)?
vickalan
Also, Nf3 can't be played anyway. There is no knight that can move there.
 
On this thread I'll be waiting for bowlinggreen to make his next move.happy.png
bowlinggreen

Nd3 

vickalan

2...i6

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bowlinggreen

j3

vickalan

3...Nd6

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bowlinggreen

ng3

vickalan

4...e5

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bowlinggreen

Bg4 

vickalan

5...h5

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bowlinggreen

bf5

vickalan

6...Nxf5

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