Thursday, 23 January 2020

Weird Chess Experiments

One nice thing about this new chess software is that it can handle non-standard layouts like these:
 
Go on — give ’em a try!
 
 


 

[Event "MuseBlog Turbo Chess"]
[Site "MuseBlog"]
[Date "2009.06.05"]
[White "Chad"]
[Black "Urania"]
[CBBWhiteId "*"]
[CBBBlackId "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "qqqqkqqq/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/QQQQKQQQ w - - 0 1"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.e4  e5 2.f4  d5 3.d4  f5 4.g4  g5 5.h4  h5 6.c4  c5 7.b4  b5 8.a4  a5 9.hxg5  hxg4 10.fxe5  fxe4 11.dxc5  dxc4 12.bxa5  bxa4 13.Qaxa4+  Qac6 14.Qf7+  Kxf7 15.Qf1+  Kg6 16.Qhg1  g3 17.Qxg3  Qhh7 18.Qh2  Qha7 19.Qhh1  Kg7 20.Qcb2  Kg6 21.Qff2  Kxg5 22.Ke2  Kg4 23.Qdg1++  

 
 


 
(The next board has two extra pieces: on the c file, an Archbishop that can move like either a Bishop or a Knight; on the new h file, a Chancellor that can move like either a Rook or a Knight. This version of chess was invented by world chess champion José Raoul Capablanca in the early 20th century.)
 

[Event "Capablanca Chess"]
[Site "MuseBlog"]
[Date "2009.06.06"]
[White "Pwt"]
[Black "Aeiou"]
[CBBWhiteId "*"]
[CBBBlackId "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rnabqkbcnr/pppppppppp/10/10/10/10/PPPPPPPPPP/RNABQKBCNR w KQkq - 0 1"]
[Result "*"]
1.e4  d5 2.exd5  Axi2 3.Ci3  Axj1 4.Cxi7  e5  
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