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by unhandyandy
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh3
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Re: Brandubh3

OK, thanks.
by unhandyandy
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh3
Replies: 2
Views: 2202

Brandubh3

Just reached this position as Black after moving C6-C5.

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Since that move surrounded the King on 2 sides I thought the king would be captured. However it was not.

Is this because Brandubh3 includes an exception for squares adjacent the throne? Or is this a bug?
by unhandyandy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 80
Views: 81228

Re: Brandubh 7x7

Uh, what's the "small forum"?
by unhandyandy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 80
Views: 81228

Re: Brandubh 7x7

I'm in favor of giving a win to Black in case of a repetition. That would be very clear and easy to program.
by unhandyandy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 80
Views: 81228

Re: Brandubh 7x7

Yes, you're right again Auskor. That means my original point still stands: There's one quirk about the new rules that bugs me a little. If the king moves from the throne to a neighboring square which is between two black pieces, then under the new rules immediately capturing the king is harder than ...
by unhandyandy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 80
Views: 81228

Re: Brandubh 7x7

Yes, that's how the rules sounded to me also, but I asked Branan about this specific point and he said In my mind, the new rule is only an addition to the old one. So a single move to surround the king on the 3 sides should work. Which would mean, at a minimum, the current rule set for Brandubh2 is ...
by unhandyandy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 80
Views: 81228

Re: Brandubh 7x7

Ah, thanks for pointing that out Auskor. But then the following statement by Branan isn't quite true. The king is captured by 4 attackers when on the throne, and by 2 attackers everywhere else, also on the squares next to the throne. This idea is straightforward and logical, the king is now treated ...
by unhandyandy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 16
Views: 23440

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

I agree with Ytreza I'm also more and more convinced that black should win whenever white cannot win anymore and nath, that the rules should be clear. I think White should be forbidden from repeating a position, but not Black. This would also be in line with the theme: White is trying to escape, tim...
by unhandyandy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 80
Views: 81228

Re: Brandubh 7x7

To be clear: in the Brandubh2 rules, a single piece can capture the King when it is adjacent to the throne? That would seem to follow from Blacks win if they manage to capture the king before he escapes. The king is captured like all other pieces, except when he is on the throne. To capture the king...
by unhandyandy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 80
Views: 81228

king2nextthrone

There's one quirk about the new rules that bugs me a little. If the king moves from the throne to a neighboring square which is between two black pieces, then under the new rules immediately capturing the king is harder than under the old rules: previously the king could be captured by moving to sur...