Chess Titans - The Cheating Computer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Doug, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Doug

    Doug Guest

    So, I'm trying out the games in Vista (Priorities you know) and I'm playing
    Chess Titans. I'm doing really good too. Down to the Queen, a Rook and of
    crouse my King. The computer is down just it's King. I start narrowing in on
    the computers King and it get's to a point that it can't move, you know ..
    Checkmate and what does it do? A nice message box comes up and says the game
    is a draw. 8-|

    Better turn up the logic debuggin on that one. ;)
     
    Doug, Jun 17, 2006
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  2. Doug;
    If the king is not currently in check but any move will place the king in
    check, that is a draw.
    That is the price you pay for allowing that situation to happen
    This is not a bug, it is the rule of Chess.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jun 17, 2006
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  3. Doug

    Jason Guest

    How is that a draw if there is still moves available? The game should still
    allow you to place the computer's king in check mate, should it not?

    --
    Jason

    http://www.orderpcs4free.com/?r=878
     
    Jason, Jun 18, 2006
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  4. Doug

    Zack Uribe Guest

    That is what he was saying, there are no "LEGAL" moves available. It is not
    legal to move your king into a checked position, it is only checkmate when
    he is in a position where he is in check and has no moves to get out of
    check.
     
    Zack Uribe, Jun 19, 2006
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  5. Doug

    Jason Guest

    Maybe I am reading something wrong. He stated that "The computer is down just it's King. I start narrowing in on the computers King and it get's to a point that it can't move"

    To me that does not sound like he was the one that lost. To me, Doug was refering to the computer's King and not his. Doug also stated he had several pieces. Am I missing something else?
     
    Jason, Jun 19, 2006
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  6. Doug

    Zack Uribe Guest

    Ok, DOug has a few pieces, the computer is down to his king....Doug
    "surrounds" him so that the king can not LEGALLY move into any of the spaces
    around him, that is if the king were to move into any of those spaces, it
    would be putting itself in check, an illegal move. At that point in the
    game, there are no more legal moves for the computer so the game is a draw.

    If the king were in check and could not make any moves, the king would be
    checkmated, and Doug would have won.

    Maybe I am reading something wrong. He stated that "The computer is down
    just it's King. I start narrowing in on the computers King and it get's to a
    point that it can't move"

    To me that does not sound like he was the one that lost. To me, Doug was
    refering to the computer's King and not his. Doug also stated he had
    several pieces. Am I missing something else?
     
    Zack Uribe, Jun 19, 2006
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  7. Doug

    Jason Guest

    I truly agree, but I didn't get the impression from Doug that his king was
    in a position that it couldn't move safely. He stated that he was moving in
    on the computer's king and the game decided to call it a draw instead of
    allowing Doug to put the computer's king in check mate. If this is the
    case, then Doug should file a bug report.

    Chess is a fun game, and I am very happy that it is in beta 2. I am hoping
    that it will remain when Vista goes on sale to the public.
     
    Jason, Jun 19, 2006
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  8. Doug

    Zack Uribe Guest

    What I, and the original responder got from his post was that yes, Doug was
    attacking, and got to the stalemate I described...HE(Doug) felt that since
    he had caused the Computer into the situation where it could not move he
    should have been awarded a WIN, whereas we pointed out that he had not won,
    he had caused a DRAW.

    We believe that he misunderstands the rules of the game, and since he had a
    definate advantage when the game was ended felt he "Won" and called the
    computer a cheater when it told him that no, he had not won, but had rather
    drawn...
     
    Zack Uribe, Jun 19, 2006
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    TimothyP Guest

    It is called STALEMATE, not CHECKMATE.

    Pity you took a winning position and turned it into a draw.
     
    TimothyP, Jun 19, 2006
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  10. Doug

    Doug Guest

    Actually, I did not mean stalemate. I would have said stalemate if I meant
    stalemate. It was checkmate as I said in my original post. I moved my queen
    into a spot and placed the computers king in check and instead of calling it
    a win, it called it a draw. I'm not like a chess guru or aything but I do
    understand the rules of Chess.
     
    Doug, Jun 30, 2006
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  11. It's O.K. Zack, "I" understand completely what you are saying, even if
    others cannot!

    You are right!
    Even though I was a bit puzzled myself when playing the game, after reading
    your explaination, I now understand completely!

    The opposing king may not place itself in check (as we all already know) and
    if said king has no other "FREE/LEGAL" places to move, (as is the case stated
    earlier) the game must end, in this case, it must "DRAW"!

    Cheers Zack,

    Lee-roy.
     
    Leroy Brown!!, Jul 29, 2006
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    David Wright Guest

    Draw by Repetition: If the same position occurs 3 times (not necessarily on
    consecutive moves) with the same player to move, either player may point
    this out and claim a draw

    Fifty-Move Rule: If either player makes 50 consecutive moves without moving
    a pawn or making a capture (irreversible moves), either player may claim a
    draw.
     
    David Wright, Dec 14, 2006
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