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Chess Matches: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:01 pm

This is the first chess match to be played on the U.S. Hawks. I'm starting it in the Blog Forum, because that's more or less a personal zone, but it will still show up on the "Hot" topics list to get others interested in playing. Eventually I think I'll move the chess stuff into the "Free Speech Zone" because it's not really related to hang gliding.

Here's the starting chess board before any moves have been made:

 ♜  ♞  ♝  ♛  ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
                
                
                
 ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘  ♗  ♕  ♔  ♗  ♘  ♖ 


There are many kinds of chess notation, and there is a good discussion of them on Wikipedia here:

       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess#Notation

For this game, I suggest an informal version of what's called "natural language" as described here:

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

In other words, we just type a description of what we're doing according to the coordinates listed in this table.

English_Descriptive_Chess_Notation.png
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You'll note that each square has a different notation depending on whether it is being specified by the player playing white or the player playing black.

Here's a move by the player playing white moving the white's King 2 to King 4:

English_Descriptive_Chess_Notation_K2_to_K4.png
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Here's a move by the player playing black moving the black's Queen Bishop 2 to Queen Bishop 4:

English_Descriptive_Chess_Notation_QB2_to_QB4.png
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Here's a description from Wikipedia:

Wikipedia wrote:Each square has two names, depending on the viewpoint of White or Black. Each file is given a name corresponding to the piece that occupies the first rank at the start of the game. Thus, in English descriptive notation the queen's file is named "Q" and the king's file is named "K". Since there are two each of the remaining pieces on the first rank, it is necessary to distinguish between them. The pieces on the queen's side of the board (to White's left; to Black's right) are named with respect to the queen, i.e. "queen's rook", "queen's knight" and "queen's bishop"; and have the shortened names "QR", "QN" and "QB", respectively. Similarly, the pieces on the king's side (White's right; Black's left) are named with respect to the king, i.e. "king's rook", "king's knight" and "king's bishop"; and have the shortened names "KR", "KN" and "KB". The rank is given a number, ranging from 1 to 8, with rank 1 being closest to the player.

This method of naming the squares means that each square has one name from White's point of view and another from Black's. For example, the corner square nearest White's left hand (i.e. square a1 in algebraic notation) is called "queen's rook 1" (QR1) by White and "queen's rook 8" (QR8) by Black.

When recording a move by White, the naming from White's point of view is used; when recording a move by Black, the naming from Black's point of view is used.


There are many other kinds of notation that are currently more popular (such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICCF_numeric_notation), but this will get us started. If you prefer any other notation, just let me know.
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Re: Chess Match: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:04 pm

Here's my first move (K2 to K4):

 ♜  ♞  ♝  ♛  ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
                
         ♙       
                
 ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙    ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘  ♗  ♕  ♔  ♗  ♘  ♖ 
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Re: Chess Match: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:17 pm

King Pawn One to King Pawn Four

 ♜  ♞  ♝  ♛  ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟    ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
         ♟       
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 ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙    ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘  ♗  ♕  ♔  ♗  ♘  ♖ 
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Re: Chess Match: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:22 pm

Alright Chris!!!

Here's my next move:
King Knight 1 to King Bishop 3

 ♜  ♞  ♝  ♛  ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟    ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
         ♟       
         ♙       
           ♘     
 ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙    ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘  ♗  ♕  ♔  ♗    ♖ 
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Re: Chess Match: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:29 pm

Queen one to King two

 ♜  ♞  ♝    ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♛  ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
         ♟       
         ♙       
           ♘     
 ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙    ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘  ♗  ♕  ♔  ♗    ♖ 
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Re: Chess Match: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:33 pm

King Bishop 3 to Queen 5 takes pawn

 ♜  ♞  ♝    ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟  ♛  ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
         ♘       
         ♙       
                
 ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙    ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘  ♗  ♕  ♔  ♗    ♖ 


Taken: ♟
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Re: Chess Match: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:34 pm

King Two to Kings four

 ♜  ♞  ♝    ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟    ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
         ♛       
         ♙       
                
 ♙  ♙  ♙  ♙    ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘  ♗  ♕  ♔  ♗    ♖ 


Taken: ♟
Taken: ♘
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Re: Chess Match: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:37 pm

Queen 2 to Queen 4

 ♜  ♞  ♝    ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟    ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
         ♛       
       ♙  ♙       
                
 ♙  ♙  ♙      ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘  ♗  ♕  ♔  ♗    ♖ 


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Re: Chess Match: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:39 pm

King Four to King Five takes pawn, check

 ♜  ♞  ♝    ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟    ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
                
       ♙  ♛       
                
 ♙  ♙  ♙      ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘  ♗  ♕  ♔  ♗    ♖ 


Taken: ♟
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Re: Chess Match: Chris vs Bob, November 20, 2021

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:43 pm

Yikes!!    Queen Bishop 1 to King 3

 ♜  ♞  ♝    ♚  ♝  ♞  ♜ 
 ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟    ♟  ♟  ♟ 
                
                
       ♙  ♛       
         ♗       
 ♙  ♙  ♙      ♙  ♙  ♙ 
 ♖  ♘    ♕  ♔  ♗    ♖ 

Taken: ♟
Taken: ♘ ♙

FYI, here's what the board should look like from your side of the table:

 ♖    ♗  ♔  ♕    ♘  ♖ 
 ♙  ♙  ♙      ♙  ♙  ♙ 
       ♗         
       ♛  ♙       
                
                
 ♟  ♟  ♟    ♟  ♟  ♟  ♟ 
 ♜  ♞  ♝  ♚    ♝  ♞  ♜ 
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