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by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Making chessmen and chess boards
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Making chessmen and chess boards

Is it allowed to discuss here about making chessmen and chess boards?
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where can a chess set (full-sized or pocket) be bought near Manchester Airport?
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Where can a chess set (full-sized or pocket) be bought near Manchester Airport?

Does anywhere know where a chess set (full-sized or pocket) can be bought near Manchester Airport (in England)?
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Shogi
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Shogi

Please, do you know of any good internet forums about shogi? (Today I Google searched for "shogi forum", and I was swamped by a long list of planned big personal shogi-related meetings.)
by Anthony Appleyard
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of chess
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Laws of chess

I have found the current laws of chess, at http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=207&view=article I know that running out of time (i.e. the clock flag falling) causes loss, but the laws do not seem to say all of this clearly all together in one rule. Which rules must be put together to establish...
by Anthony Appleyard
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 11890

AlphaZero

Today I read in a newspaper about a new chess program called AlphaZero

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

What sort of computer does it run on?
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In this forum, how to display a chess position?
Replies: 1
Views: 659

In this forum, how to display a chess position?

In this forum, how to display a chess position? (I know how to display a chess position in Wikipedia.)
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Regnal Numbers
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Regnal Numbers

... I can't see any problem with a King Andrew, or David or Patrick for that matter. But they do seem to stick with the same few names, presumably to honour previous monarchs. I assume we won't have a King Phillip as Spain has had six. Although the latest seems to be styled as both Felipe and Phill...
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules of chess
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: Rules of chess

I read about another sort of unsighted chess :: long ago in Central Asia two sighted men riding horses side by side playing chess by calling moves to each other without using physical board or pieces.
by Anthony Appleyard
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules of chess
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Rules of chess

http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=171&view=article I found at that address the FIDE official rules of chess. Is there anywhere a timetable of the changes of rule that have happened since FIDE started? In rule "Appendix D. Rules for play with blind and visually disabled players" it says that...
by Anthony Appleyard
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

Avatars

Please, how can I set my avatar to an image which is on my computer?
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting Fritz
Replies: 10
Views: 2897

Re: Getting Fritz

I have found my Fritz 13 again while tidying the room.
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turkish chessmen
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: Turkish chessmen

... The case of bishop/elephant is different. The base term, 'elephant', is from the Arabic al fil . This migrates directly into Spanish ( alfil ) and Italian ( alfiere ); and by translation, into Russian. But otherwise, there seems to be no consensus on describing the piece. ... The word "al fīl" ...
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting Fritz
Replies: 10
Views: 2897

Re: Getting Fritz

Way back when all computers were so big that they needed a room to fit in, I wrote a draughts playing program in machine code for the computer where I worked (an IBM or a CDC). In draughts, you must capture if you can, which cut down the amount of tree analysis.
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Changes in FIDE rules
Replies: 16
Views: 4691

Re: Changes in FIDE rules

Mike Gunn wrote:To answer the original query, you can find the Laws of Chess (going back to the year dot) on the Chess Arbiters Association website under the link "Laws".
http://chessarbitersassociation.co.uk/html/laws.html
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Changes in FIDE rules
Replies: 16
Views: 4691

Re: Changes in FIDE rules

Ian Thompson wrote:Your source is not very reliable. It's been a rule since 1 July 2005.
Thanks. I found the FIDE rules: they are at http://www.fide.com/handbook?option=com_handbook.

(Sorry: I was born in 1942, and to me anything after year 2000 is new.)