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<h1> Quantum Chess </h1>

<p> <b>Competition: </b> Write an AI to play Quantum Chess. You can enter in <b>any</b> language that supports reading/writing from standard input/output. </p>

<p> Quantum chess is a variant of chess in which the type of a piece changes during play. </p>

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<p> The game was invented by Selim Akl, and first implemented by Alice Wismath. You can see their original website <a href="http://research.cs.queensu.ca/Parallel/QuantumChess/QuantumChess.html"/>here</a>. 
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<hr><h2> Rules </h2><p> The rules are basically the same as <a href="http://research.cs.queensu.ca/Parallel/QuantumChess/QuantumChess.html"/>the original rules</a>. </p>
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<h3> Differences / Clarifications </h3> 
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	<li> The bottom right and top left squares are white (as in traditional chess), not black. </li>
	<li> Castling and en passen are <b>not</b> allowed (I'm not sure whether they are in the original version). </li>
	<li> If a piece in a <b>pawn</b> state ends its move in the opposing back row, that state is <i>always</i> replaced with a <b>queen</b> state. </li>
		<ul> <li> (because I'm too lazy to give players a choice) </li> </ul>
	<li> I might shorten the number of moves before a draw is declared, we'll see. </li> 
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<hr><h2> Getting Started </h2>
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	<li> <a href="http://lists.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/progcomp" target="_blank"/>Join the mailing list</a> </li>
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		<ul> <li> <b> Important: </b> Don't email the mailing list directly; email the competition organiser (matches at ucc dot asn dot au) </li> </ul>
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	<li> <a href="http://www.ucc.asn.au/services/irc.ucc"/>Join the #progcomp channel on IRC</a> </li>
	<li> <a href="http://progcomp.ucc.asn.au/2013/web/get.html"/>Obtain a copy of the qchess program</a> </li>
	<li> <a href="http://progcomp.ucc.asn.au/2013/web/using.html"/>Using the qchess program</a> </li>
	<li> <a href="http://progcomp.ucc.asn.au/2013/web/agent.html"/>Writing an agent for the qchess program</a> </li>
	<li> <a href="http://progcomp.ucc.asn.au/2013/web/enter.html"/>Entering the competition</a> </li>
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<hr><h2> Important Links </h2>
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	<tr> <th> git </th> <td> <a href="http://git.ucc.asn.au/?p=progcomp2013.git" target="_blank"/>http://git.ucc.asn.au</a> </td> </tr>
	<tr> <th> IRC </th> <td> <a href="irc://irc.ucc.asn.au/progcomp"/>#progcomp</a> </td> </tr>
	<tr> <th> Mailing List </th> <td> <a href="http://lists.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/progcomp" target="_blank"/>progcomp at ucc</a> </td> </tr> <tr>
	<th> Dates </th> <td> <a href="http://progcomp.ucc.asn.au/2013/web/dates.txt"/>subject to change</a> </td> </tr>
	<tr> <th> Results </th> <td> <a href="http://progcomp.ucc.asn.au/2013/web/results"/>will appear here</a> </td> </tr>
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	<tr> <th> Contact </th> <td> matches or wheel at ucc </td> </tr>
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<hr><p> Page last updated 2013-03-29 by matches </p>

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<p> <a href="http://www.ucc.asn.au/">The UCC Website</a> </p>
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<p> <a href="http://progcomp.ucc.asn.au/">UCC::Progcomp Website</a> </p>
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