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PHP Chess: Play chess with opponents notified by e-mail

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phpchess 1.0.0GNU General Publi...Email, Games


This is a package of classes that lets two people play a chess game in a Web site. Once a player makes his move, the opponent is notified by e-mail to let him know that the other player made a move and now it is his turn.

The classes implement all chess rules and moves, like "castlings", "en passant" captures, stalemates in case the opponent has no longer a legal move and his king is not under attack.

In case you do not have the files for the images of the pieces, some of the most upto date browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Opera can present the pieces as text using Unicode characters for chess pieces.

Innovation Award
PHP Programming Innovation award nominee
February 2005
Number 5
Chess is a kind of game that can be entertaining and very challenging at the same time. However, the players need to be available and have time to participate.

This class provides a means to play chess games over the Internet. Whenever a player makes a move, the other player is notified by e-mail.

This way, the players do not have to be physically present in the same place to participate, nor have to be online at the same time, as they are notified by e-mail whenever it is their turn. So, the players have all the time to participate and can make their moves whenever they have time to access to the Internet.

Manuel Lemos
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Name: Carlos Reche <contact>
Classes: 10 packages by
Country: Brazil Brazil
Age: 40
All time rank: 603 in Brazil Brazil
Week rank: 368 Down27 in Brazil Brazil Down
Innovation award
Innovation award
Nominee: 2x

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  Files folder image Files  
File Role Description
Files folder imageimages (12 files)
Plain text file class.phpchess.php Class PHPChess class
Plain text file example.php Example Example of how to use PHPChess

  Files folder image Files  /  images  
File Role Description
  Image file black_bishop.gif Icon Black bishop
  Image file black_king.gif Icon Black king
  Image file black_knight.gif Icon Black knight
  Image file black_pawn.gif Icon Black pawn
  Image file black_queen.gif Icon Black queen
  Image file black_rook.gif Icon Black rook
  Image file white_bishop.gif Icon White bishop
  Image file white_king.gif Icon White king
  Image file white_knight.gif Icon White knight
  Image file white_pawn.gif Icon White pawn
  Image file white_queen.gif Icon White queen
  Image file white_rook.gif Icon White rook

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It is a good base for an effective online Chess game
6 years ago (zinsou A.A.E.Mo´se)
The class has three flaws: 1.
12 years ago (JoopdeVaan)
very thank.
14 years ago (albayoneil ya)
14 years ago (kishore kumar)