Chess on an Infinite Plane - Team competition! (Game 3)

7. ...Q(-11,25)

Here's the board position after your move. We hope to play our move tomorrow.

Too much squares.

smurfisme wrote:

Too much squares.

This is what infinite chess is about. I was hoping black was trying to escape, but I'm afraid he's planning an attack.

McGoohan, sorry for the delay, please wait one more day for our move. But we're making a move in our other game.

No,I mean,the board above has more squares then the others.

smurfisme wrote:

No,I mean,the board above has more squares then the others.

Every board has an infinite number of squares... we're only showing the part where pieces are placed. Black's last move was the farthest I've ever seen a piece move, so we had to "zoom out" to keep the queen in the picture.

Our move:

8.Gr(k,-1)

Oh,ok.

Thanks vickalan for your constant work with the diagrams! Unfortunately, you have to "zoom out" again with our next mega-long move:

8. ... Q(-11,-20)+

I like the word "mega-long move" or "mega-move". Something that I've only seen in infinite chess. Our move:

9.K(g,-4)

9. ... Gr(g,-2)+

Sorry for our late reply. Our move is:

10.K(h,-5)

10. ...Q(e,-5)+

11.K(i,-6)

11. ...Q(j,-5)+

12.K(h,-6)

12. ... Gr(g,-4)+

(I forgot to show captured pieces on the last diagram, but they are shown now)

13.K(i,-7)

The "rook sacrifice"

1.Gr(e3)...Gr(l8)-(i5)

2.Gr(e5)+...K(h9)

3.Grx(b8)...Gr(h4)+

4.K(h0)...Grx(i2)+

5.K(h,-1)…GrxQ(g1)+

6.K(h,-2)…Gr(j,-2)+

7.K(g,-3)...Q(-11,25)

8.Gr(k,-1)...Q(-11,-20)+

9.K(g,-4)...Gr(g,-2)+

10.K(h,-5)...Q(e,-5)+

11.K(i,-6)...Q(j,-5)+

12.K(h,-6)...Gr(g,-4)+

13.K(i,-7)...Gr(g,-7)#

This was a very interesting game for the opening theory. It seems it is extremely dangerous when white takes the rook. I'm not sure if white could win then. Maybe it would have given a better move for white than 8.Gr(k,-1). And I guess the board diagram should show maybe more than just the part where pieces are placed, because otherwise you may not see mega-moves coming.

Sorry for late reply. I just noticed our team (which was basically just me) has been checkmated.

You played well - congratulations!

It's also interesting that you gave this game a name, "The rook sacrifice". That is indeed interesting. I suppose this is one of the first principles in opening theory for infinite chess with really strong pieces (the Griffin).

It is also impresive that I played White, but once checked, it is very hard to escape continuous attacks from strong pieces. Of the 13 moves in this game, 10 were checks (or checkmate) by Black. And many of the minor pieces and pawns barely moved.

Good game, and thanks for providing the analysis which is the first little bit of opening theory for this type of game! Well played! I hope to show our move for the other game tomorrow.

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