Wednesday, 6 December 2023

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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