Chess Patch Notes
September 30, 2020 11:33 AM   Subscribe

Chess Patch Notes
The history of chess rule changes presented as if they were patch notes from a Blizzard game like Overwatch. Seems fitting with the recent AlphaZero work exploring chess variants and the joining of forces between the gaming and chess streamer communities. Some background here.
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posted by thomaspark (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

The New King Ultimate Ability introduced in 1.4.2 caught my eye since I'd never heard of it. But, maybe I missed it, it's not not clear whether that was removed when 1.6 introduced castling, or at a different time.
posted by exogenous at 12:10 PM on October 1, 2020

This is very cute. It might undermine the theme and joke a little, but I'm kind of curious about when these various changes happened. Maybe a popup or more info link would be a nice way to work those in there while still keeping the presentation mostly as it is?
posted by aubilenon at 11:41 PM on October 1, 2020

aubilenon, from the background info page it says "Version numbers roughly correspond with the century in which each change was introduced." Beyond that I had to go to Wikipedia and try to figure it out myself. So yeah, footnotes would be great.
posted by tiamat at 6:29 AM on October 2, 2020

Thirding request to have dates added somewhere.
posted by Cozybee at 12:22 AM on October 6, 2020

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