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10. July 2017, 23:48:30
Aganju 
Subject: Re: Multi chess tournament August 26th Zaandam the Netherlands
tangram: I wish I could come! Sounds like a lot of fun. But travelling ~10000 km... I'll have to pass.

10. July 2017, 23:36:31
tangram 
Subject: Multi chess tournament August 26th Zaandam the Netherlands
hello all

I invité you all for a multi chess tournament on 26 / 8 11:00 in Zaandam ( near Amsterdam) we play 5 rounds: chess , fischerrandom, Grandchess, 10x10 superchess, 8x8 superchess, Khan chess ( Serbest style), grashopperchess, triplets, khet, Ploy, Hive, shogi, mini shogi, xiangqi, janggi, makruk, jungle. More chess variants can be added if players are Interested.

you choose which games and how many rounds. Prizes for : the best multi player, the best Western chess games player and the best Eastern chess games player Contact tangram for more information about the tournament, the conditions or hotels.

10. July 2017, 23:21:52
tangram 
Subject: Re: Super chess tournament
tangram:results Open Dutch championship 2017
 Jop Delemarre regained the title. 2nd David schelhaas, 3rd Evert jan Karman 4th Fred Kok, 8 players

30. May 2017, 05:51:58
ketchuplover 
Subject: May all combatants...
have a super time

7. May 2017, 18:30:39
tangram 
Subject: Super chess tournament
open Dutch championship superchess 2017 will be played on June 10th 11:00
Shelter church Zaandam, the Netherlands .

Everybody can play.




26. June 2016, 19:37:43
tangram 
Subject: Re: Open dutch championship superchess 14 may 2016
tangram: new Champion superchess is H.G. Muller with a maximum score. Dutch Champion J.Delemarre became second.

22. April 2016, 22:16:12
tangram 
Subject: Open dutch championship superchess 14 may 2016
In 2015 chess master Jop Delemarre won the superchess tournament. But 2016 is a different year.
Some smart player from brainking may kick him from his throne!

14 may in Zaandam, the Netherlands  the Open Dutch championship Will be held. You can play too. We play with the same pieces as in 2015.
Contact tangram 

19. September 2015, 19:59:16
tangram 
Subject: open Dutch championship Superchess 17/10
17 october Leiden Open Dutch Championship Superchess
Defending champion: International chess master Jop Delemarre.

extra pieces:
Emperess (rook or knight)
Princess (bisschop or knight)
Veteran (king or knight)
Counselor (king or bishop)
Femme Fatale (inmobilizes opponent pieces)

See also www.superchess.nl
Or contact tangram on this site.


17. June 2015, 04:15:58
dams 
Subject: Cheshire cat chess
What happens if one side runs out of moves, but the other side doesn't? Does the latter side win, or is it a draw? Thanks.

16. March 2015, 10:10:58
ketchuplover 
Subject: best wishes...
to all combatants!

15. March 2015, 13:04:38
tangram 
Subject: Superchess tournament april 18th
A new superchess tournament Will be played on april18th 11:00 in Zaandam, near Amsterdam.
5 rounds 3 prizes.

We play with extra chess pieces:
amazone ( queen and knight )
Princess ( bishop and knight)
Magician ( freezes pieces)
joker ( imitates the last piece of your opponent)


9. July 2014, 22:48:50
Justaminute 
Subject: Re: Racing kings
Thom27: thank you

9. July 2014, 20:37:35
Thom27 
Subject: Re: Racing kings

1. July 2014, 21:55:23
Justaminute 
Subject: Racing kings
Does anyone know if stalemate applies in racing kings? I assume so but am not clear from the rules.

5. June 2014, 09:42:54
Hrqls 
Subject: Re: Three checks
Justaminute: thanks for the quote! it explains it nicely for classic chess indeed!
i am trying to find a position in classic chess in which my king would be in check, but i would still be able to capture the king of my oppenent, but i fear that is not possible in classic chess :)

i will pay more attention next time, and try to remember this game :)

thanks!

4. June 2014, 16:54:56
Justaminute 
Subject: Re: Three checks
Hrqls:
Article 3.9 of the Fide rules of chess say:

The king is said to be 'in check' if it is attacked by one or more of the opponent's pieces, even if such pieces are constrained from moving to that square because they would then leave or place their own king in check. No piece can be moved that will either expose the king of the same colour to check or leave that king in check.

Your movement of the knight would leave your king in check, contravening the rules of chess. Hence I believe Brainking is applying the rules of chess and hence three check chess correctly.

4. June 2014, 14:56:27
Hrqls 
Subject: Re: Three checks
Justaminute: i always understood that in classic check you had to get out of chess otherwise your king would be captured on the next move and you would lose the game anyhow .. the same for a check-mate position .. there is no way to get out of it and win the game, so the game could end right away

in this case i have a way to get out of the check position by winning the game (and thereby preventing any future actions of my opponent) ?

i guess the rules of classic chess are really rules, and not just logical statements :)

3. June 2014, 17:03:17
Justaminute 
Subject: Re: Three checks
Hrqls:
The first line says
"This game adds one extra rule to the classic chess."
It is a rule of classic chess that when in check you have to move out of it. Hence resolving your king's check takes priority over moving the knight.

3. June 2014, 16:48:15
Hrqls 
Subject: Three checks
In the following game : Drieschaaks Schaken (gambler104 - Hrqls)

I can end the game by moving my knight from F2 to H3 ... the site doesn't allow this though as my king is in check (by my opponents queen)

I can't find it in the rules though that I should solve a check position if I can finish a game before my opponent actually manages to capture my king?

28. March 2014, 20:30:32
andreas 
Subject: Re:
andreas: Even better would be to have Bughouse, which is very popular and fun chess variant.

28. March 2014, 20:28:58
andreas 
Subject: Re:
Energizer: Shatranj is rather slow game. I would prefer Double Move Chess or Progressive Chess.

28. March 2014, 10:36:40
Energizer 
I want shatranj on the site!

1. January 2014, 13:14:25
tangram 
Subject: 10th Dutch championship superchess
The 10 th superchess championship of the netherlands was held on 28th december in Leiden.
David Schelhaas won the tournament with 6,5 out of 7 games. Brainking players who played: tangram 5,5 (2nd)  schuli 5,0 (3rd), superbutch 3,0, Karel12 1,0

We played with amazone (q+n), emperess (r+n), princess (b+n), veteran (k+n) and 2 t pawns. T pawns play 1 or 2 steps orthogonal and can jump! T pawns capture horizontal.

22 march (test) tournament freestyle superchess in Zaandam
7 june 2014 open dutch championship superchess (pieces same as above, Maybe also the magician, a piece which freezes the opponent,s pieces) in leiden.
28 june 2014 world championship freestyle superchess  in Amsterdam.

6. December 2013, 15:41:00
tenuki 
Subject: Prize tourney
The Chess Club (1. December 2013, 12:42:24)
If you´re not a member of my fellowship already, just ask me.

22. October 2013, 10:30:04
tangram 
Subject: Re: Superchess tournament the netherlands 19th oktober
tangram:surprise winner of 5th superchess freestyle tournament. Robin Wooter "schuli" on brainking won the tournament. Favorite Edwin Poels lost the forst round against Coen Leentvaar "lambik" on brainking and couldnt fill the gap.

Karel12, superbutch and tangram also played in this face-to-face tournament in Zaandam, netherlands but didnt played well.

12. October 2013, 19:38:26
tangram 
Subject: Superchess tournament the netherlands 19th oktober
Modified by tangram (12. October 2013, 19:41:33)
Another superchess tournament!

Place: Papenpad 12 Zaandam the netherlands
Date: 19 oktober 12:30
Played with:
Amazone (moves like q or n)
Emperess (moves like r or n)
Princess (moves like b or n)
Veteran (moves like k or n)
Magician ( moves 2 steps, Cannot capture but Freezes nearby pièces

Or other pièces you woud like (bring them with you). Current topplayer Edwin poels Will also play. And superbutch, schuili, karel123, tangram, lambik Will make thinking difficult for him.

Played on a 8 by 8 or 10 by 10 board.
Players who are familiar with amazone chess,janus chess or capablanca random chess schold have little problems to play. See also www.superchess.nl
If you want to play contact me!

10. August 2013, 19:51:49
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re: Chess tournaments, London, August 2013
rabbitoid: It could be played on real boards. It'd be a hassle, but it isn't unprecedented. That is how Kriegspiel was and is done. Kriegspiel is a game that is over one hundred years old. It is very similar to Dark Chess, but uses checks and checkmates and does not allow moves that are illegal in regular Chess, such as moving into check or castling through check, or moving a piece over a piece.

I have read that the opponents would typically sit in different rooms and require the services of three people to play a game of it. Each would have their own board and pieces, but would put them where they thought the opponent's pieces were. One of the people helping with the game would keep his own Chess board with the actual position on it that neither player could see. Unlike Dark Chess, the players have no way of seeing where their pieces attack or capture except to try the move and learn from what happens. One of the people helping with the game is given the role of referee or arbitrator. He announces if a move is legal or not. A player that makes an illegal move, must take the move back and try another. This is not how Dark Chess is played. It certainly would use the same skills to play as Dark Chess, but you'd have to gain a lot of your information just by what moves are allowed and also choose those moves that might be illegal on purpose to gain such information.

I imagine nowadays someone might have programmed a computer to play Kriegspiel. It seems this game has a following. I read it was used in training to help officers of the Prussian military learn about thinking with incomplete information.

10. August 2013, 19:36:42
rabbitoid 
Subject: Re: Chess tournaments, London, August 2013
Walter Montego: About dark chess: I would have thought it one game that can only be played at a site like this one, with a computer as an arbiter to show each player the illuminated squares. How could this variant be played on real boards? (I suppose 2?)

10. August 2013, 16:00:51
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re: Chess tournaments, London, August 2013
Alain: I hadn't even heard of this tournament until reading about it here. That'd be an interesting reason to visit England. I'll keep it in mind when I do finally get around to making the trip there someday.

10. August 2013, 10:50:03
Alain 
Subject: Re: Chess tournaments, London, August 2013
Walter Montego: Well I'm not the main organiser, but I'll suggest Dark Chess, thanks! The reality is, though, that there is limited space on the schedule, and a desire to concentrate on high quality (and hoopefully popular) games. There are many good games, and chess variants out there like 3-check chess, so you can't do evereything:)

Hope to see you there,
Alain

10. August 2013, 00:15:41
coan.net 
Subject: Michael's Shadow Chess
Michael's Shadow Chess: On each turn, you make 2 "moves". One move is your REAL move. One move is your fake "Shadow" move.

Your opponent will see both moves, but will not know which one if your REAL move, and which one is your shadow move (until after they submit their next move[s]) So your opponent will not know which move is real, and will see both - and will be able to make their REAL and "Shadow" move for their turn. (After they submit and confirm their moves, they will only then see which one of your moves were the real one.)

Other rules:

Pawns can still capture like normal (diagonal / En passant) - even if the "captured" piece ends up being the fake shadow piece, the pawn will still be allowed to stay in the new column.

Checks: Unlike normal chess, you ARE allowed to stay in check, you ARE allowed to put yourself in check & ignore being in check. (your own risk) SO FOR EXAMPLE: Your opponent puts you in check. You can then use your fake move to move your king out of check, and then use your real move to put them into check. So now your opponent will have to decide if they want to try to capture your king, or protect their own king with their real/fake moves.

9. August 2013, 23:23:15
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re: Chess tournaments, London, August 2013
pedestrian: I keep waiting for someone to make a Dark Chess program that I can install in my computer to let me play someone. I'd need two monitors hooked to it to make playing easier. You could place them back to back and play directly across from your opponent. Some more programming and a third monitor and you could have kibitzers watch the game with all three views of the board. I'm sure it'd be a simple thing to have a clock running to time the moves.

9. August 2013, 22:54:24
pedestrian 
Subject: Re: Chess tournaments, London, August 2013
Walter Montego: If I understand correctly, this is an event that people attend physically to play chess with an actual chess set, poker with real, physical playing cards and so on. I can imagine certain technical problems playing dark chess over the board... That said, I love the idea of bringing different mind sports together.

9. August 2013, 22:17:54
Walter Montego 
Subject: Re: Chess tournaments, London, August 2013
Alain: I am surprised they don't have Dark Chess at a tournament like this. Seems like it'd be the perfect type of game for them to have seeing how they have Poker variants, Chess variants, and Stratego.

9. August 2013, 13:37:33
Alain 
Subject: Chess tournaments, London, August 2013
Standard chess, bughouse, Chess960, Shogi and Xiangqi. Full details at www.msoworld.com.

6. August 2013, 20:57:45
Justaminute 
Subject: Re: Help
Aganju: I remember an strong arbitrator, when told by a player the game was a draw, that he could beat either player with either colour from that position. Probably true as well.

6. August 2013, 17:39:03
Aganju 
Subject: Re: Help
furbster: can't really comment on a running game. (I nearly did...)
Looking at the ratings though, and knowing tenuki, I'd say he should know what he is doing, and he is not known for dragging games out.

6. August 2013, 16:50:54
furbster 
Subject: Help
I'm not very chess minded, can either of these players actually win this game? It's holding up the tourney if not.

Los Alamos Chess (chessik vs. tenuki)

6. January 2013, 17:54:52
tangram 
Subject: 3th Superchess Tournament on 2 Febr. Leiden The Netherlands
Modified by tangram (3. March 2013, 15:35:40)
3rd freestyle superchess tournament was won by Edwin Poels with 4-4.
4th tournament is in Zaandam, 13 april. On a 10x10 board...

23. December 2012, 11:30:43
SchlagerPower 

12. December 2012, 22:46:03
Aganju 
Subject: Check-Mated by the King (Cheshire Cat Chess)
Did anybody ever checkmate his opponent with his king (Cheshire Cat Chess)? I'm proud of this little gem, and think it might be the first time?
Cheshire Cat Chess (aaru vs. Aganju)

6. December 2012, 19:39:53
tangram 
Subject: Re: superchess tournament December 1st
tangram: Edwin Poels won the 2nd Superchess Freestyle tournament at Leiden.
Some brainking players who played": Tangram, Lambik, Superbutch, Schuli, Karel123.

22. November 2012, 22:58:02
Fencer 
Subject: Re: Three-check chess
rabbitoid: One.

12. November 2012, 06:06:26
rabbitoid 
Subject: Re: Three-check chess
Justaminute: On another subject for the same variant: does anyone know how the system here handles a double check? does it count one or two checks?

11. November 2012, 18:32:53
Justaminute 
Subject: Re: Three-check chess
wetware:
The variation I dont likei is extinction chess where you can put your opponentt in checkmate but still lose when your opponent takes, say a second bishop, because you have not taken his king. i would rather normal rules apply in this variation as well.

11. November 2012, 18:07:54
wetware 
Subject: Re: Three-check chess
Atrotos: Agreed.  In the Introduction to Popular Chess Variants, D.B. Pritchard wrote: "All the usual rules, but you also win if you check your opponent three times."

11. November 2012, 14:37:15
Atrotos 
Since there is checkmate in 3-checks chess, there is check also. So for check to be meaningful, it has to mean that the side that is in check, has to move his king out of check in the end of his turn.
So yes it's perfectly logical that you can't win by giving a 3rd check as you have to make a move that will remove the check from your king.

What you say would be logical if there was no check and one in order to win will have to either capture the king(and not checkmated him) OR threaten him(check him, but the term is ambiguous in this context) 3 times. Whoever manages to do one of the 2 first wins.
Then your 3rd threatening("check") on the king would win even if at the same time the opponent was threatening to capture yours.

It's like atomic Chess where even if your king is threatened exploding the king has a preference, so if you can leave your king hanging by delivering an explosion on the opponent's king, you win. But in atomic there is no checkmate.

What you propose is a different type of game with different strategy.

11. November 2012, 04:18:38
wetware 
Subject: Re:
Chaosu:The question is about 3 Checks Chess, I presume?  I disagree with you: I think that your first priority in any move you make is to escape check (if you have been placed in check and can do so).  Just as in standard chess.

Your new variant would allow both kings to be in check simultaneously...and might even allow you to ignore the fact that you've been mated, in order to deliver a 3rd check.  Do you think that *those* possibilities are good ideas?

11. November 2012, 03:05:50
Chaosu 
I just got into a situation where I'm leading in checks 2-1 and I got a possibility to check in my next move however opponent ties 2-2 and I have to move out of my check instead of finishing the game. Is it meant to be that way? According to rules I think it is but that doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

20. October 2012, 13:22:46
tangram 
Subject: superchess tournament December 1st
Modified by tangram (20. October 2012, 13:24:14)
second “Freestyle” superchesstournament 1 december Leiden, The Netherlands
We play with superchesspieces. Every player had 2 pieces to choose from the available superchess pieces (see also www.superchess.nl )

Every game is played with 4 pieces per player.
1 december 2012 Old Catholic Church, Cronesteijnkade Leiden, The Netherlands.
Program: 12.30-17.30 4 rounds Swiss System
30 minutes per persoon 13:00 1e ronde 14:00 2e ronde 15:15 3e ronde. 16.15 4e ronde . You dont have to play all rounds. Fun is the important thing!.
info fredkok (at) ziggo.nl

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