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by Evert
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: New Spartan-Chess engine: Sjaak
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: New Spartan-Chess engine: Sjaak

Very simple reason, actually, if you think about it. There didn't seem to be an active program of the same name when I did a quick search for what could be a good name. I briefly considered "Jacques" instead (with the same logic to the name) but decided I might as well go with something Dutch instea...
by Evert
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WinBoard, exotic version
Replies: 308
Views: 43823

Re: WinBoard, exotic version

So, on the topic of making WinBoard/XBoard play other interesting games. I made a small list of historic/national chess variants that I'd like Sjaak to be able to play. At the moment it plays Makruk (albeit without the nescessary modifications to the 50-move rule) and Shatranj (although the king bar...
by Evert
Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: New Spartan-Chess engine: Sjaak
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: New Spartan-Chess engine: Sjaak

Nope, no relation. It is designed with the idea that it'll be able to play any chess-like game though. At the moment the piece and rule descriptions have to be hard coded, which I've done for standard Chess, Spartan, Knightmate, Maharaja and the Sepoys, Makruk and Shatranj (although it's missing a f...