[Retros] Steno-Chess notation
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Wed Mar 3 04:52:44 EST 2004
> Is the following position the final position of your intended
> solution? 8/p1pppp2/8/6k1/6P1/3BP3/P1PKP2P/Rr2q3
... yes, congrats !
... Have you found the < 1.c3 > string ?
> new kind of stalemate
... indeed ! -- I've overlooked that ...
> One suggestion:
> I would prefer a notation that doesn't make use of
> special symbols like the underlined letters for pawn
> promotions. Using such symbols makes it difficult to
> distribute problems of that genre via text-only medias.
... yes, I know -- but I have no answer... [especially in
french notation... Perhaps a prime symbol ( ' ) after
the capital letter of the promoted piece ?]
> In the english version the only problematic letter
> is 'b', which is already used for describing a move
> which places a piece on the b-file.
> Using e.g. an uppercase 'L' for bishop and lowercase
> 'l', 'q', 'r' and 'n' for describing a move which promotes
> a pawn into a bishop, queen, rook resp. knight
> would remove the necessity of using underlined letters.
... adopted ! I'll correct accordingly my page in a few
minutes, thanks !
> Two questions:
> Does the 'K' for describing a King move include
... good idea -- this adds more possibilities
> Would an additonal letter (e.g. 'U') for denoting a
> pawn promotion without revealing what kind of piece
> the pawn promoted into make any sense?
... yes, makes sense, but this is not "natural" -- I've thought
of more such stipulations (but discarded them) :
- make a move ending on the same square color
- move diagonally
- move a piece two ranks up or down (two files left or right)
... but this is too early to fix, I think... Let's develop a bit
the orthodox StenoChess before trying heterodox variations !
... the same !
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