In time to come we hope a Chess computer of sorts will be available which is capable of processing Jesuit Chess algorithms. Whilst at this time there is none such computer, YllwChlk does have at least a solution of a kind.
Personally, I employ Droidfish for recreational, analytical and publishing use. It is a very good Chess engine with numerous features and even a selection of interface themes.
When playing Chess against Droidfish, it is possible to incorporate Jesuit Chess rules by a method of intervention in its computational processes.
This does not exactly create a Jesuit Chess ‘program’, since Droidfish does not actually compute these new rules, but it does allow the player to influence the logic continuum so that it absorbs Jesuit Chess behaviour.
It is at least a useful tool for Jesuit Chess enthusiasts who wish to simulate Jesuit Chess games through an AI interface.
I am not a Jesuit. Yet deep within my childhood soul, there is a Jesuit who will always be with me.
I believe that if we are to learn anything from Chess, it is that any new evolution of the game will already be a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered deep within its ever growing history.
What I mean by this is somewhat paradoxical.
On the one hand there are an infinite number of evolutionary possibilities for Chess, yet on the other, perhaps its only true evolution will be found deep within its own natural consciousness.
Whilst for centuries Scholars and Grandmasters alike have strived to evolve the game, it can be observed to have already evolved many times through the blossoming of its very own rules.
Thus, whilst my studies and essays about the next evolution of Chess focus on many concepts, for the most part, their primary focus has been to try and continue evolving the game without changing its Classical inventory.
This has always been a challenge and yet one I have always undertaken with the utmost passion, since in all truth it is a quietly shared belief amongst Chessicians, that whilst at first it may seem a paradox of suggestion, the next evolution of Chess will nevertheless maintain the sixty four square board.
Henceforth, the variant I am publishing here today is one such profundity of paradoxical resolution.
For an insight into why evolving Chess is actually a tremendous undertaking, you may also wish to read my other following selected articles and theoretical constructions.
Aye, the game of Chessatya is not merely a pastime of spiritual recreation between friends, but is also a pastime of spiritual recreation with God.
Whilst the philosophical history behind Chessatya’s creation is one of peace, reconciliation and understanding, Chessatya Solitaire is in fact also a unique philosophical practise completely in and of itself.
As the name suggests, Chessatya Solitaire is indeed a game played solitary. Yet whence thine solitude is one spent meditating with God, thence Chessatya Solitaire is a game shared also with God.
Whilst it is not unusual for Western Chess players to partake in ‘solitaire’ games by themselves, these are in all rationality, only for Opening and positional studies.
For in Western Chess your only opponent is either a real living person or an artificial intelligence simulation.
Chessatya Solitaire is on the other hand a much more sentimentally intimate encapsulation of a “virtual” companion.
That is to say, Chessatya Solitaire embraces through the Dice, the abstract concept of a supernatural opponent. You could call this opponent ‘Karma’, ‘Chaos’ or even ‘God’. Yet for the passionate dedication and purpose for which this game was designed, we will call our companion ‘God’.
Thus the spiritual practise of Chessatya Solitaire is the assertion, proclamation and ascension unto complete honesty and adherence unto God.
This is a game then, of intellectual honesty and an exercise of solitary morale.
Chessatya is a combination of the two words “chess” and the Hindi word “satya” meaning ‘truth’. Thus, “chess in truth”.
The game of Chessatya is a carefully crafted and passionately finetuned transposition of ancient Chaturanga unto modern Chess. It could be described, not as the next evolution of Chess, but as the next revolution of Chaturanga.
The philosophical story behind this game is that, in order for two Christian Kings to resolve their differences and determine who, if either is most righteous, they need to summon the power of time and space through the employment of a Hindu Vimāna.
Thus the message or ‘prophecy’ of Chessatya, is that one must surrender unto the greater enlightenment of all good faiths, in order to find true salvation.
Hindu Vimāna are mythological flying palaces or chariots described in Hindu texts and Sanskrit epics. The Pushpaka Vimāna of the king Ravana is the most quoted example of a Vimāna.
Vimāna are historically documented, sometimes in exquisite detail and are believed to be likened to spaceships, or eternal chariots of both space and time.
Chessatya passionately embraces the Vimāna as a foundational counterpart to the spiritual functionality of this game.
Yet before we open our Chessatya treasure trove and reveal all that this majestic game has to offer, it is important to share with you some of the philosophy that invoked its creation.
If my earlier creation, Ghost, wasn’t quite to your ghoulish fancy, then why not have a little dabble in the art of spells, with my next… Wxyzaerds.
There are actually so many different kinds of dice on the market, from 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 24, 30, 60 or even 100 sided dice, to divination, tarot or psychic dice, all kinds of creative, abstract, magical or humorous dice… but, most favourably in my book… letter dice.
Letter or “word” dice are generally six sided with letters of the alphabet printed on their faces. There are various kinds available, but ones which also display a letter value are harder to find.
I will leave a reference at the end of this article to a few such letter scoring dice, but for Wxyzaerds we will be using the nine dice set from the game Dicewords by Graham Lipscomb.
As discussed often regarding one hundred square board variants, Opening play about this much larger arena is often observed to weaken the collective strength of Pawns, since vast spaces will grow between them reducing their ability to form defensive communities.
Yet perhaps what is more often overlooked, is the remedy within the individual player’s ability to adjust and adapt to a different style of play.
In actual fact, whence playing a 100sq variant such as Siomega, the most experienced players of such an arena will tell you, the secrets of defensive agility reside in the ability to play offensively yet at arms reach ~ recumbently so to speak, yet with a long distance catapult.
Indeed scholars of “Hedgehog” systems may find this article of particular interest.