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  1. SubscriberRuss
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    21 Jun '19 09:51
    Currently distracted by an ongoing rewrite of core RHP code, which supports variants. This will not be released for quite sometime - and even tested in isolation away from RHP initially.

    Any favorite you would specifically want added?

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    And yes, it does pain me to write favorite rather than favourite 😉
  2. Donationmwmiller
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    21 Jun '19 13:50
    @russ said
    Currently distracted by an ongoing rewrite of core RHP code, which supports variants. This will not be released for quite sometime - and even tested in isolation away from RHP initially.

    Any favorite you would specifically want added?

    [hidden]And yes, it does pain me to write favorite rather than favourite 😉 [/hidden]
    Russ, here's a 'blast from the past' forum thread.
    I still think it would be a good variant to have in the mix.

    https://www.redhotpawn.com/forum/site-ideas/transcendental-chess.157658
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    21 Jun '19 13:53
    @russ said
    Any favorite you would specifically want added?
    Bughouse! Not really suitable for this site, maybe.
    And yes, it does pain me to write favorite rather than favourite 😉

    Well, then don't!
  4. SubscriberRuss
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    @shallow-blue said
    Bughouse! Not really suitable for this site, maybe.
    And yes, it does pain me to write favorite rather than favourite 😉

    Well, then don't!
    Bughouse - I have that covered already. 👍

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    I use American English frequently (for example, color during coding), and the audience here is predominantly US based so I favor that. (There we go again!).
  5. SubscriberRuss
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    @mwmiller

    Great find! That work I did then - that is the origin of this current project. (But I started again)

    This is being built for supporting as many variants as possible - and I can add support for "Transcendental" chess easily. Only this rules complicates things :

    On the first turn a player, instead of making a move, can transpose any of two pieces on the back row.
  6. Donationmwmiller
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    @Russ

    You can do it Russ! Mankind allegedly put a man on the moon, so this should be a piece of cake.
  7. e4
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    Losing Chess is good fun. The rules from the Wiki page.

    The rules are the same as those for standard chess, except for the following special rules:

    Capturing is compulsory.
    When more than one capture is available, the player may choose.
    The king has no royal power and accordingly:
    it may be captured as any other piece;
    There is no check or checkmate;
    there is no castling;
    a pawn may also promote to a king.

    Stalemate is a win for the stalemated player (the player with no legal moves).
    A player wins by losing all their pieces, or being stalemated. Apart from move repetition,
    draw by agreement, and the fifty-move rule, the game is also drawn
    when a win is impossible (for example, when the only pieces remaining
    are bishops of opposite colors - they cannot take each other).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Losing_Chess

    At the Edinburgh club we ran an annual competition of Losing Chess for the
    'Kamikaze Shield.' (a wooded plinth with a chessboard in the centre with a model
    of an aeroplane smashing into. ) I made it. They had no Zero at the model shop so
    I used a Hurricane and painted the Rising Sun symbols on it. You will surprised
    to know I never won the trophy. Came second and third a few times
  8. SubscriberRuss
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    @greenpawn34

    I'm just working through AntiChess (Losing Chess) right now. Other than the forced capture, this one is nearly done.

    Any photos of that trophy? Sounds great.
  9. SubscriberRuss
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    @mwmiller

    re : "Transcendental". I've added it, and will figure out that opening move when the time comes to design an interface that supports these rules.
  10. e4
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    Great! new blog material though the punters will think it is a normal RHP game.

    There are pictures somewhere but we are going to 1977-198?
    so they will be hard copy and rare. These days with a mobile
    everyone would have taken a picture ('cept me with my slim 2005 Nokia )
  11. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    @russ said
    Currently distracted by an ongoing rewrite of core RHP code, which supports variants. This will not be released for quite sometime - and even tested in isolation away from RHP initially.

    Any favorite you would specifically want added?

    [hidden]And yes, it does pain me to write favorite rather than favourite 😉 [/hidden]
    CHESS 960

    WITH THE FVCKING CASTLING INCLUDED THIS TIME, JESUS
  12. SubscriberRuss
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    @BigDoggProblem

    That was tackled first. With s-fen support for correct castling. (The reason we don't have this already)
  13. Subscriber64squaresofpain
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    Three-Check and King of the Hill are two variants I've played on other sites, which may be easy to set up.

    Horde chess I've also played, a little tougher considering one side is entirely pawns.

    Good luck and thanks.
  14. Subscribervenda
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    22 Jun '19 20:01
    @russ said
    Currently distracted by an ongoing rewrite of core RHP code, which supports variants. This will not be released for quite sometime - and even tested in isolation away from RHP initially.

    Any favorite you would specifically want added?

    [hidden]And yes, it does pain me to write favorite rather than favourite 😉 [/hidden]
    Shogi is the best variant I have played but probably too time consuming to programme for the number of people who would want to try it
  15. SubscriberRuss
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    23 Jun '19 07:321 edit
    @64squaresofpain

    Thanks. All three are in already too.
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