#27 Fischerandom / Chess 960

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2012-07-10
2007-03-01
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Is there any interest in including support for Fischerandom / Chess 960 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess960)? There's one other open source project that supports it currently, called Jose Chess (http://jose-chess.sourceforge.net/).

Basically it can;
* Generate FR start positions (http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/Fischer_Random_Chess.html) See Chapter 5 for position generation algorithm.
* Knows about the castling rules (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess960#Rules_for_castling)
* Can read/write Chess960 PGN. (Needs a FEN tag to record initial position, and a variant tag: [Variant "Fischerandom"].)

Discussion

  • Michal Rudolf
    Michal Rudolf
    2007-03-02

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    Perhaps we may think about it in the future. Compared to other chess variants, it doesn't require much changes in the database code. On the other hand, standard chess is our primary goal and we have still much work to do.

     
  • Michal Rudolf
    Michal Rudolf
    2012-06-25

    • assigned_to: mrudolf --> hognose
     
  • Jens Nissen
    Jens Nissen
    2012-06-27

    • assigned_to: hognose --> nobody
     
  • Jens Nissen
    Jens Nissen
    2012-07-10

    • priority: 5 --> 3