Inaugural match Big chess


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Thibault de Vassal    (2006-04-08)
Inaugural match : Big chess

Hello to all.

The inaugural Big chess game (on the 16x16 board) restarts. As it was a bit hard to organize such a game between 2 GM, the two players finally are myself and... you :)

This is is 'priority game', just for fun. If you want to play a move just connect with the guest/guest account, if it is 'guest' turn, you can play...

Have a good big chess game :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-29 16:56:44)
Big chess

A word about 'big chess' : This is my view of anti-computer chess variant, as Chess 960 is now played by programs (Chessbase can manage it too). I thought about it in the Go/Weiqi way, avoiding random start positions (thus theory is still possible), just increasing incredibly the number of possible good moves...

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-29 18:50:09)

... this game is frightening :) (wasn't classical chess enough ?)

Games 'should be' (??) more strategic and most of chess theory should apply, but I already fear the middlegame.. and more the endgame !

Hey Heinz-Georg, what do you think ? ;)

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-05-29 20:47:01)
Big chess

The middlegame could be a challenge, particularly if you have no board to test the consequences of your move. And what do you think about an endgame with 12 pawns and 3 rook or 5 knights on each side? What are the values of the pieces? There is much to investigate there. Perhaps I should write a computer program ... (just a joke)

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-29 23:07:25)
Value of the pieces...

That's exactly what I was thinking about before allowing you to exchange your bishop against two pawns... Actually, I've no idea about it :)

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-05-29 23:44:30)
Value of the pieces...

A bishop against two pawns - never if it is not mate. You have two open lines and I lack an important piece.

David Grosdemange    (2006-05-30 00:28:03)
particularities of big chess ^^

we must take care about the possible endings ^^ for instance , knight+bishop can't win in big chess ^^ whereas 2 bishops (opposite coloured) still can win ^^ about a value , i think something like : pawn : 1 knight : 2,5 bishop : 4 rook : 6 queen : 11

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-30 00:53:26)
Big chess, theory

Hmm... Interesting ! What about 4 bishops (same color) ? ^^

I think it's really quantum... The relative values may change incredibly according to the position (especially exchanges) and game progress...

David Grosdemange    (2006-05-30 00:57:56)
like in normal chess ...

the value are in general ... they depend on the position , like in normal chess . but here , the "pair of bishop" has another dimension ^^

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-05-30 01:19:41)

... obviously more in big chess :)

Actually I already love this game... very exciting ! So many strategies... Just look at this position -

Now I have to work on the board (size / coordinates) and tournament formula before to offer it here.

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2006-07-15 17:40:05)
Big chess

Hi Thibault!

No time to continue the game?

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-07-15 17:51:39)
Big chess

Hello Heinz-Georg.

I'll play my next moves soon... That's right, no time enough and many chess & Go games to play. But I keep a look at my clock ;)

Thibault de Vassal    (2006-07-21 12:26:07)
Big chess strategy

This game is pure madness.

Much more tactical than I thought... ('cause of Heinz-Georg strategy so far, obviously)

Anyway, I would be curious to see computers playing. (I just played my move... a surprising one undoubtly ;))