I swindled my way to victory. I was winning and made many mistakes and started losing. White did a great job of taking advantage of my mistakes, but because white was slower to move the time became an issue. Poor white was staring at victory if only there was more time. I celebrated with steamed shrimp dumplings with a soy ginger sauce! food
If you are the Black, you already lost, unless the AI is dumb itself. You are already locked to just 2 vertical-cells(in the edge). If I am the White, I will move my Queen just upwards to also cut you of cells horizontally, and use my king to cut you of more positions. It's only a couple of moves and you are already bound to checkmate.
Let me guess; You ended up tie-ing the game with him because the time ran-out? That is the dumbest-AI I have ever seen! I wouldn't be surprised if he moved the Queen to your vertical-position and let you escaped.
@Eternal I was black and white was a person not an AI. I won because white ran out of time. In chess, players can win the game if the opponent runs out of his/her time. It is why time management becomes important. On the far right of the picture was how much time was left for both of us. White had 2.9 seconds left to win the game and I had 4 minutes and 25 seconds. There were no more moves after this one because the game ends when one side's timer ran out.
He is not very bright then (no offence). The point of a Queen and Rooks, are to lock you of cells(a king after all, can only move 1-cell at a time). Nothing moves better than Rooks and Queen because they have unlimited-range of vertical and horizontal (meaning they can move to all cells vertically and horizontally in unlimited-range). That unlimited-range and occupation is better used for locking(no other pieces aside from these 2 have ability alone to land-lock a King without escape. Other pieces, needs the help of other pieces to do so.). The rest of the pieces, I'll call them "auxilliary"(for example; Bishops, it has unlimited-range, but can only move on the same color of it's cell. if it's on a black-cell, it can only occupy a black-cell, ever. It has no potential alone of limiting you of cells.). He lost because of time, but he majorly lost because of poor tactic due to poor understanding of pieces.
Nice game, Clams.
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