Chess on an Infinite Plane (Naviary vs. captaintugwash)

vickalan

6.R(10,-3)...

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captaintugwash

Oh good, I'm still on 2 days here. Sorry I've been busy, will move tomorrow.

Naviary

No rush, this is just a slow casual game... (You're moving way faster than me anyway)

captaintugwash

I'll admit I haven't even made an analysis board yet, a mixture of being busy and lazy. Will probably need to do that soon. For now...

6... N(3,6)

vickalan

6.R(10,-3)...N(3,6)

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Naviary

7. (3,3)

vickalan

6.R(10,-3)...N(3,6)
7.(3,3)

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captaintugwash

7... R(-1,9)

vickalan

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captaintugwash

How refreshing that it's not me who's pushing it to three days! I thought it must be on me...

Not a time warning, just a bump, take as much time as you need.

Naviary

I'm just stretching the time interval between my moves because I don't want all my time to be absorbed playing so much infinite chess. It takes a lot to mod the NEISG too. This game I'm analyzing on average about an hour each move before I finally am sure of my decision. I shall move today.

captaintugwash

You're analysing a lot more than me at this time. I'm still in opening mode!

Once I start analysing, I tend to take between half an hour and an hour per visit.

My bump was in case you forgot, I really don't mind if you take a few more days. I know you're modding that insane game and that's going to take up a lot of your time.

Naviary

I don't like to rely on openings. I like to analyze each move, even in the beginning, I play what I feel is strongest in each game, that's why my openings vary so much. Also, I vary my opening based on what I expect my opponent to play.

It's interesting to see just how different our openings are and it will be cool to see who's is actually stronger...

8. H(-1,-3)

captaintugwash

I'm a little bit too lazy I guess. As you know, I like my hawks to be involved so I develop them first, then it's a case of developing other pieces. You haven't taken a lunge for the centre, only two pawn moves and both moved one, so I haven't felt the need to counter.

I think it's a solid opening so far from us both, this looks even to me. You have slightly more control of the centre, while I have the extra piece developed. Neither of us appear to have any obvious vulnerabilities, although I do note your recently moved hawk seems to be positioned for defence rather than attack. An interesting move that I should probably try to understand!

vickalan

8.H(-1,-3)

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captaintugwash

8... R(10,9)

vickalan

8.H(-1,-3)...R(10,9)

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Naviary

9. H(2,0)

vickalan

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