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by Anthony Appleyard
Mon May 11, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Making chessmen and chess boards
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Making chessmen and chess boards

I have an old wooden (largely lathe turned) chess set. The white pieces are some sort of pale hardwood, perhaps beech. (The black pieces are likely the same but heavily painted black.) The knights were made in two pieces, a turned base and a head cut from wood sheet, as anyone knew who had carried o...
by Anthony Appleyard
Sun May 10, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Making chessmen and chess boards
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Making chessmen and chess boards

Try walnut wood offcuts? :: heartwood for the black pieces, sapwood for the white pieces; for the white pieces use a varnish that does not darken the wood.
by Anthony Appleyard
Sun May 10, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Printing of a chess game score affected by Word for Windows's foibles
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

Printing of a chess game score affected by Word for Windows's foibles

I tried to arrange a chess game score in Word for Windows, to get a layout in tables. My Word for Windows tried to check its spelling and grammar as if it was English text. The result was:- (1) Some blue underlining added. (2) Some text was printed in blue. (3) Wavy red underlining for supposed miss...
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Hostage chess
Replies: 0
Views: 1184

Hostage chess

Has "hostage chess" lived up to its hopes of being widely known and played?

Seehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostage_chess

I can only find one video about it in Youtube.
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Making chessmen and chess boards
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

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: 865

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: 1215

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: 1182

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: 14938

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: 814

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: 4442

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: 1558

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: 1558

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: 2279

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: 3423

Re: Getting Fritz

I have found my Fritz 13 again while tidying the room.