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My 9 year old son has discovered Chess, after watching the movie “Searching for Bobby Fischer”.
We bought a chess set so we could play with some chess puzzles and strategies.. but we were a bit dismayed at the quality of the plastic pieces. Anyway one thing led to another, and so I spent a couple days hacking up a web based Chess app.
The basics are there :
- the board
- piece movements
- loading puzzles in FEN format
- chess move notation / SAN
As time allows I’ll gradually add the remaining features, such as :
- en-passant for pawns, pawn promotion
- check-detection for kings
- pgn game import/export
- design & share chess board puzzle
In other news, Ive been fighting stockfish chess AI.. and it wins every time, except on the lowest setting. But its been fun to take up the game again, so I can play against my son and answer some of his questions/attacks.