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I'll play anyone who wants to in a game of chess on an infinite plane.
I might start a tournament for chess on an infinite plane too. Current games include:
HaleBopp vs. vickalan (at move 10)Ulfhednar1234 vs. friedmelon (at move 4)SuperSam1 vs. (open)(open) vs. (open)
Previous games have included:
mayapira vs vickalan (mayapira wins)cobra91 vs vickalan (cobra wins)bowlinggreen vs vickalan (vickalan wins)
Since Mayapira and Cobra have won previous games, they would have rights to challenge any future champion.
Certainly! Can we add the Dwarf?
What's the dwarf?
My latest invention: moves like a King, without royalty, but you can only capture a Dwarf if you're attacking it with two or more pieces.
I'm afraid this might be a very strong piece.
Three players are thinking about playing a game, but the game to play is not decided yet. Games that I can moderate include variations of bulldog and infinite chess. Bulldog would be a side-game for points, and infinite chess will probably be a first-level game in a tournament.
If anyone would like to try Evert's idea of a Dwarf, here is one possible starting position. The dwarfs start on b1 and i8. Guards start on i1 and b8. Each side has two siege-towers (same as pawn, but pieces of its own color can move across it).
This is close enough to bulldog so it can be played for points to qualify to challenge the future champion. I'll also be happy to modify it if someone has other ideas.
Let me know and a new battle can start soon!
Ok great, a new game - the first ever game of "Bulldog with Dwarf".
Evert explained the rules for the Dwarf.
Siege-towers have the same power as a bulldog (just a different graphic). This is the rule for them: Moves and attacks the same as a pawn, except pieces FROM ITS OWN ARMY ONLY can pass over it in any direction. If a siege-tower reaches the 8th rank it can immediately move to any square in the first four ranks (but cannot capture during this move). This move can only be completed during the same move it reaches the 8th rank. (If this option is not taken, the right to do so later is forfeited). The siege-tower does not promote to other pieces as pawns do.
I'll start a thread tomorrow for this game.
This still leaves ZacharyChiaMin looking for an opponent. Anyone?
When pieces are passing through the siege tower can they stop on the siege tower?
I'm open to theoretically hundreds of games.
A piece cannot be on the same square as a siege-tower. (I think there is some variant where a piece can go on top of a checker, but I forget what that does). Here is an example of a game with a siege-tower. It went for 104 moves!
The other player left the forum, so you can't see his comments anymore, but all the game diagrams are still there. I lost.
You'll have a dwarf also. Sounds like a dwarf can do some big damage, and coordinating two pieces to go against it will make for some great battles!
I've explained here that a pinned piece attacking a Dwarf counts, but a rontgen attack from the rear of two doubled rooks does not count.
Thanks for the extra diagrams about the dwarf. I added them to the rules.
A thread for the game is (here) - I gave White to SuperSam1. This will be a great game to watch, especially with a new piece which roams around slowly, captures 1 square in all 8 directions, and is hard to capture.
It will also be spectacular if a relatively new player to this forum wins against a more seasoned player - "Underdog vs. Pro"!!
Perhaps we should include HGMullers Werewolf in this tournament.
Currently the bulldog tournament is for bulldog-style games, which are on a 10x8 board. But I'm sure we can bring the werewolf to a 10x8 board, if someone is interested.
Public announcement: Another witch has been captured! And Evert823 doesn't think hanging is bad enough punishment! (see here).
Public announcement #2:
Huanglz's witch is now hanging from the gallows!!
Who wants to play me in a game of chess on an infinite plane?
I'll play, but can we start in about 1 week? I'll be less busy then. I also plan to start a tournament to identify a "World Champion" in infinite chess.
This game often seems to last longer than normal chess, and some people make moves more slowly, so it wouldn't surprise me if it takes more than a year to complete the tournament. So every game and every move is more critical - if you fall off the bracket, another opportunity to challenge the champion may be a very long time away!
I'm already in the bracket at the first level (here). So maybe players can enter the bracket at more than one slot? But if another opponent wants to play instead (before our game starts) I'll decline play so a new player can join the tournament.
...(my comment about being away for a few days was moved here).
vickalan resigned at move 39. Evert823 advances to Semi-finals!!
Update to bracket:
Games for semi-finals can be bulldog, bulldog legacy, bulldog with witch, or bulldog with angel. If no game is requested by both players then "bulldog with witch" is played. Game will start on or about Wednesdy, August 2.
fyi: As with all games in the tournament, specific correspondence rules can be found (here). For fairness they will be strictly followed. Congratulations to players who have advanced to semi-finals.
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