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by Ferdy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 70
Views: 3560

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

But there is a rule that a musketeer piece loses its right to gate if its to_square is no longer a virgin. Example (see image below) black to play and would like to play f5b1 capturing the knight at B1 square, in this case the white cannon at b file loses its right to gate for the rest of the game....
by Ferdy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 70
Views: 3560

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

But there is a rule that a musketeer piece loses its right to gate if its to_square is no longer a virgin. Example (see image below) black to play and would like to play f5b1 capturing the knight at B1 square, in this case the white cannon at b file loses its right to gate for the rest of the game....
by Ferdy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 70
Views: 3560

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

If a fairy piece had the chance to get into play but declined it, it is as if the piece is out of the game forever, right? Right. So why not make this move forced? No player is ever going to decline to do that anyway... also it is easier to handle for engines too i.e. b1c3 and b1c3C are the same no...
by Ferdy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 70
Views: 3560

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Also, I am not sure I understand the negotiation rules. It has 2 initial game phases in order. 1. PS (piece selection) phase 2. GP (gating preparation) phase. Starting position used by Jocly (an internet server, was down still down). See image 1. image 1 https://camo.githubusercontent.com/a2daf9eb7...
by Ferdy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 345
Views: 20551

Re: Version 0.13 released

Version 0.13 released 1) Bugs fixed: almost all known bugs so far, including (serious ones): - Crashed when creating a database and/or open games from databases in some systems - Could not parse some PGN games - Ruled O-O+ and O-O-O+ as illegal moves - Did not swap multi-timers when changing engine...
by Ferdy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Virtual Sample Game of Real Chess Shatranj
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Virtual Sample Game of Real Chess Shatranj

satyendrainbhopal wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:04 am
Ovyron wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Link has expired already...
I tried this time to my dropbix link:


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fln0mhgbldsq ... Hajva?dl=0
Got the files thanks.
by Ferdy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Calculating an engines elo rating?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Calculating an engines elo rating?

Hi friends, I read Ferdy‘s tests on talkchess - which engine (uci setting 1500 elo) plays THE MOST like a human FIDE elo 1500 Result: Rodent IV. So for my tests this will be the reference engine. :D I never did an engine tournamen/elo calculation. :oops: Questions: 1. What is THE MOST SIMPLE tool t...
by Ferdy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 345
Views: 20551

Re: Version 0.12 released

Version 0.12 released Two issues observed: (1) There seems to be an issue in long castle with check notation that is, O-O-O+ Crafty's O-O-O+ move is considered by BSG as illegal move. See end position in the game. [Event "Chess Tournament"] [Date "2020.01.01"] [Round "1"] [White "Deuterium v2019.2....
by Ferdy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 70
Views: 3560

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

I updated the WinBoard-AA package: the WinBoard now also should automatically gate on castling when there was something 'under' the Rook. I also updated the Musketeer engine so it handles this correctly. And it now orders different piece symbols, which should not have any side effect. (The crossed ...
by Ferdy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Real Ancient Chess from Bharat
Replies: 92
Views: 4388

Re: Real Ancient Chess from Bharat

Nice that one is clearer. I appreciate all the effort you're putting into untangling this variant, and now I'm hopeful. I like the story in this game, got my attention when I see that head priest and finance head on the board. All right we don't have a king but we do have archbishops and Minister o...