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Mandirigma a musketeer chess variant

Post by Ferdy » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:20 pm

Version 1 of Mandirigma, analysis is supported with exclude move feature.
You may use winboard gui and install the engine to play or analyze positions.
This version only supports Leopard and Cannon as new pieces.

To drop a Leopard in b1 square, select the Leopard then move the knight from b1 to c3.

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To see possible moves of a piece when it is your turn to move, select that piece.

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Sample game

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[Event "Computer Chess Game"]
[Site "INTEL-PC"]
[Date "2015.11.19"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Mandirigma v1.0"]
[Black "Mandirigma v1.1"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[TimeControl "180+1"]
[Variant "musketeer"]
[VariantMen "N:N;C:llNrrNDK;L:NB2"]
[FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR[CLcl] w KGFDCBQkgfdcbq - 0 1"]
[SetUp "1"]

{--------------
r n b q k b n r
p p p p p p p p
. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .
P P P P P P P P
R N B Q K B N R
white to play
--------------}
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3/C {+0.39/13 9} Nc6/C {-0.38/14 9} 3. Bc4/L {+0.29/13 9} Bc5
{-0.16/13 9} 4. Nf3 {+0.01/13 8} Nf6 {-0.09/13 8} 5. Ld3 {+0.00/14 6} Qe7/L
{-0.21/13 8} 6. O-O {-0.08/14 6} O-O {+0.17/13 7} 7. Na4 {+0.11/15 7} Bd6
{-0.04/15 7} 8. a3 {+0.18/15 7} Qe8 {-0.27/14 7} 9. Nc3 {+0.34/14 7} a6
{-0.17/13 7} 10. Le2 {+0.31/14 6} b5 {-0.31/14 6} 11. Bb3 {+0.34/16 6} Bc5
{-0.37/14 6} 12. d3 {+0.38/14 6} Nd4 {-0.21/15 5} 13. Nxd4 {+0.34/16 6}
Bxd4 {-0.32/14 1.6} 14. Nd5 {+0.33/16 5} Nxd5 {-0.21/15 6} 15. exd5
{+0.32/16 5} d6 {-0.36/14 5} 16. a4 {+0.36/15 5} Bb7 {-0.36/14 4} 17. Be3
{+0.27/13 5} Lf6 {-0.39/13 5} 18. Cd2 {+0.43/13 4} Bxe3 {-0.42/14 5} 19.
fxe3 {+0.43/12 0.4} Lh4 {-0.42/12 5} 20. Lf3 {+0.41/12 4} Lg6 {-0.37/12 4}
21. Le4 {+0.34/12 4} Cb6 {-0.33/12 3} 22. Qg4 {+0.34/12 4} Lxe4
{-0.32/14 4} 23. dxe4 {+0.31/14 4} Cc5 {-0.17/13 4} 24. axb5 {+0.09/14 4}
axb5 {-0.02/12 1.3} 25. Rxa8 {+0.14/16 4} Qxa8 {+0.00/13 0.7} 26. c3
{+0.01/17 4} Bc8 {+0.00/15 4} 27. Qh4 {+0.00/19 3} f6 {+0.07/17 4} 28. Bc2
{+0.00/17 3} Bd7 {+0.11/15 3} 29. Bd3 {+0.00/15 3} Qb7 {+0.12/17 3} 30. b4
{-0.13/16 3} Cb6 {+0.12/17 3} 31. Qg3 {-0.11/16 2.8} Kh8 {+0.14/13 3} 32.
Ra1 {-0.09/15 2.7} Ra8 {+0.23/15 3} 33. Rxa8+ {-0.12/16 2.7} Qxa8
{+0.23/13 0.5} 34. Qf2 {-0.14/15 2.6} Qf8 {+0.27/16 3} 35. Cc2
{-0.21/17 2.6} g6 {+0.25/17 2.6} 36. Ca3 {-0.24/17 2.5} Ca6 {+0.30/15 2.7}
37. Ca5 {-0.16/15 2.5} Cb7 {+0.27/15 2.6} 38. Qf1 {+0.33/14 2.4} Kg8
{+0.00/18 2.5} 39. Bxb5 {+0.41/16 2.4} Qh6 {+0.00/20 2.3} 40. Bc6
{+0.00/19 1.9} Qxe3+ {+0.00/20 2.4} 41. Qf2 {+0.00/21 2.3} Qc1+
{+0.00/22 2.1} 42. Qf1 {+0.00/21 2.3} Qe3+ {+0.00/22 2.4} 43. Qf2
{+0.00/24 2.2} Qc1+ {+0.00/24 2.4} 44. Qf1 {+0.00/100} Qe3+ {+0.00/22 2.3}
{XBoard adjudication: repetition draw} 1/2-1/2
Info of this variant can be reached from here.
http://www.musketeerchess.com/

Download the engine.
https://sites.google.com/site/deuterium ... /musketeer

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Re: Mandirigma a musketeer chess variant

Post by musketeerchess » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:44 pm

Hi
I installed winboard 4.8
I downloaded your engine and tried to install it.

I'm unable to play a game vs Mandirigma or letting it play vs itself.

What to do?
Thanks
inventor of Musketeer Chess. A modern commercial chess variant.

www.musketeerchess.net

Pieces are available on Houseofstaunton.com or Paypal

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Re: Mandirigma a musketeer chess variant

Post by Ferdy » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:59 am

Try this.

1. Uncompressed the engine pack to get the exe file


2. Install the engine this way

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3. Locate the engine and type the option -variant musketeer, then press OK button

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4. Save the setting

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5. Close the gui and open again, then select the mandirigma engine

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6. Uncheck or disable the test legality by going to
Options -> General -> Test Legality
Then save settings as in (4)

7. To start a game
File -> New Game

8. To change Time control
Options -> Time control

9. To analyze
Mode -> Analysis mode
Them make some moves on the board

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