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by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turkish chessmen
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

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: 2980

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: 4825

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: 4825

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.)
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Changes in FIDE rules
Replies: 16
Views: 4825

Changes in FIDE rules

Please is there anywhere a chronicle-type list with dates of the changes of FIDE rules since the beginning of FIDE? (Today in a message I read that there is an new or newish rule saying that a player loses if his mobile phone rings during a game.)
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting Fritz
Replies: 10
Views: 2980

Getting Fritz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_%28chess%29 A while ago I bought a copy of Fritz 13, and I used it; then my computer (it runs on Windows 8 ) needed to be reformatted and reloaded, and I cannot find my Fritz 13 disk to reload my Fritz from, so I went to buy another Fritz 13. http://www.chessbase...
by Anthony Appleyard
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turkish chessmen
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Turkish chessmen

I have a book about chess, and it says that in Turkey pictorial chessmen are now made whose appearance refers to the Arabic names for the chessmen, and it has a photograph showing:- King - top half of a sultan or shah with a big jewelled turban Queen - top half of a man wearing a big fez (i.e. a viz...
by Anthony Appleyard
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fritz (chess program) query
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Fritz (chess program) query

I have Fritz 13. I play in beginner mode.

How can I make Fritz play to letting me checkmate it, instead of resigning?, so I can practise endgames.

Is there a mechanism for me to ask it for a draw?
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fritz 13 query :: playing back variations
Replies: 10
Views: 3627

Re: Fritz 13 query :: playing back variations

I meant: if I play a game, Fritz 13 may store it. Then, I can tell Fritz to analyse it. The game move display then shows the analysis variations as well as the played moves. Then, I can replay the game later, using the left and right arrows below the board. But, when replaying the game, when I come ...
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fritz 13 query :: playing back variations
Replies: 10
Views: 3627

Fritz 13 query :: playing back variations

If I have played a game with Fritz 13, is there a way of auto-analyzing it, so that when I play the game back, I can make the displayed board follow an analyzed variation instead of the played line?
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are these algebraic notation symbols?
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

What are these algebraic notation symbols?

I played a game with Fritz 13 in beginner level, and called a full analysis on it (which I let run while I was out), and the analysis printout ends moves with various symbols. What do they mean? + (This is check.) +- -+ ++- ∓ ± ± but with two underlines instead of one, i.e. a + above a = What ot...
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer chess
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: Computer chess

Sorry: I cannot see any buttons below the board on my version.

Someone told me that in the opening Fritz always displays if possible the name of the opening that I am following. How can I make this happen?
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer chess
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: Computer chess

Can Fritz 13 be set to a mode of allowing unlimited move takebacks? Chess Titans allowed unlimited move takebacks - against FIDE rules, but it was useful when learning to play chess.
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer chess
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Computer chess

Is there a specific forum or sub-forum for computer chess? When I bought my previous computer, it came with Chess Titans on it. My present computer came with no games on it, not even Winmine and suchlike. So I recently bought Fritz, which had reached version 13. I started it in beginner mode. When I...
by Anthony Appleyard
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Query about Fritz (the chess program); passwords
Replies: 24
Views: 2976

Re: Query about Fritz (the chess program); passwords

Thanks.

How can I change my avatar to an image which I made on my computer? Or can I only choose from the set list?