Greg/Chroot, aren't we forgetting to make an announcement?
Did a bit of testing first
Good idea though!
Looks like we have a good game going on. Make sure you read: https://www.physicsforums.com/faq.php?faq=chess_main before creating a game.
btw, you can watch a game almost realtime in the thread, quite fun!
I would not mind seeing this as a permanent feature on FP.
Yes, excellent idea!
This sounds cool, but how and where do I get a game started??
Just go to General Discussion. It is located just below the political forum at the top of the page.
This sounds fun.
Is there a thread in which I can declare my interest to play and find an opponent?
Just read the FAQ on how to start a game there...you can start a game and not specify an opponent, which allows any other member interested in playing to join in and make themselves your opponent. Just take a gander at how Cyrus and dontdisturbmycircles started some games.
It's a little weird that the discussion of the game appears in the game window right in with all the plays, but I guess there's no way to split that out.
As if folks didn't have enough reason to be addicted to PF. Maybe I'll learn some chess by watching.
It's been for a long time since the last time I've played chess(you know who addictive this game is. I usually played with my dad who's retired and we even forgot to eat something)
I'll be in as soon as I find some free time
Some tiny flaws, but a good idea in general.
The only major problem I have come accross so far is sometimes illegal moves are made (ok, lots of the time) and there is no way to repair the situation and sometimes a good game is lost. A take move back agreement feature would be nice and would solve that. Where both players could choose to agree that the game should be returned to a position 1 or 2 moves previous.
Otherwise I have been having lots of fun using this new PF feature. :tongue:
Wow, this gonna be a lot of fun.
Still, somehow, the Chess board hasn't appeared to be a sub-forum of General Discussion on the main-page.
Just make sure you don't do it that way in a sanctioned tournament. Touching the rook before the king will prevent you from castling with that rook if the touch-move rule is in effect. Move the king two squares right or left, and then scootch the rook around it.
If the software were better, it could recognize the two square move of the king as the first half of a castle, and finish the maneuver on it's own. There are some chess programs that work that way.
Yup, becuase if you touch or attempt to move the rook first, your opponent could claim that you intended to move the rook with no intention of castling.
This got me wondering about the magic incantation j'adoube (pronounced j'adoube) which allows it's speaker to neutralize the touch-move rule. Suppose I doube that rook right next to the king, after the appropriate speechify of course, and then move the king around it. Would it fly?
No, because "J'adoube" is meant to put a piece better on the square it was on. So if you "adoube" the rook, you would have to leave it on the corner square.
I believe that term can only be used when correcting the position of a specific piece, say, if it is a bit off, not when making an actual move.
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