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  1. 24 Sep '07 07:19
    Has anyone else noticed what happens when you play this line in Games explorer?

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. e5 Ne4

    The white and black pawns in the center of the board have been switched over somehow.

    I thought i was going crazy for a second.
  2. 24 Sep '07 09:19 / 1 edit
    Try moving the peices on an actual board, with that variation, and if the peices do the same thing there then you have just discovered a new rule in chess. That or you're a true nut job.

    Edit. actually in all seroiusness iv heard someone say something similar about the games explorer, either its another bug or it hasn't been fixed yet. Send site feedback.
  3. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    24 Sep '07 18:20
    Originally posted by Kiwi kid
    Has anyone else noticed what happens when you play this line in Games explorer?

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. e5 Ne4

    The white and black pawns in the center of the board have been switched over somehow.

    I thought i was going crazy for a second.
    Certainly its true.

    Copy this link into your browser and then play Ne4.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/gamesexplorer/index.php?movelist=e2e4e7e5g1f3g8f6d2d4e5d4e4e5&flip=0&co=-&u=-1&c=1400
  4. 24 Sep '07 18:22
    Originally posted by mazziewag
    Try moving the peices on an actual board, with that variation, and if the peices do the same thing there then you have just discovered a new rule in chess. That or you're a true nut job.

    Edit. actually in all seroiusness iv heard someone say something similar about the games explorer, either its another bug or it hasn't been fixed yet. Send site feedback.
    I saw the problem along one line of the King's Gambit. I reported it quite awhile back and seem to recall that it got fixed. The explorer seems to be very low on the programmers priority list but it's probably worth reporting using the send feedback link at the bottom of every page.
  5. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    24 Sep '07 18:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kiwi kid
    Has anyone else noticed what happens when you play this line in Games explorer?

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. e5 Ne4

    The white and black pawns in the center of the board have been switched over somehow.

    I thought i was going crazy for a second.
    Edit: I thought it would work by moving Ne4 manually.. but it's the same problem.
  6. 25 Sep '07 13:16
    I seem to remember this coming up before and problem was that whatever was reading the FEN wasn't case sensitive (so 'p' looks the same as 'P', etc.). I don't know if anything was ever done about it.
  7. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    26 Sep '07 13:12
    I sent feedback on this issue and got a "Yeah, we know about it. What's your point?" response.

    Conditional moves are nice, but they don't improve your game...