# How to populate the board for chess game

J burke

Greenhorn

Posts: 1

posted 5 years ago

Im a beginner in groovy and Im working on simple chess game with board size 8 rows on 3 colums to hold red and blue pawns positions.

At the moment Im stuck with positioning the pawns on the board. i need to put red pawns on the top of column, and blue in the bottom ie:

i (1,1)(1,2)(1,3)

j (8,1)(8,2)(8,3)

I will appreciate any suggestion, this is what I've done so far:

def a = new Object [8][3]

def val = new Object [24]

val= [" ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " "]

val[1,1] = "R"

val[1,2] = "R"

val[1,3] = "R"

val[8,1] = "B"

val[8,2] = "B"

val[8,3] = "B"

int valIndex = 0

for (i in 0..7) {

for (j in 0..2) {

a[i][j] = " "

}

}

println (" 1 2 3 ")

println (" -------------")

for (i in 0..7) {

print (i+1)

print (" ")

for (j in 0..2) {

a[i][j] = val[valIndex]

valIndex++

printf ("| %s ", a[i][j])

}

println("| ")

println (" -------------")

}

or maybe without values

def a = new Object [8][3]

for (i in 0..7) {

for (j in 0..2) {

a[i][j] = " "

}

}

println (" 1 2 3 ")

println (" -------------")

for (i in 0..7) {

print (i+1)

print (" ")

for (j in 0..2) {

printf ("| %s ", a[i][j])

}

println("| ")

println (" -------------")

}

thanks in advance for any help,

groovy newbie

At the moment Im stuck with positioning the pawns on the board. i need to put red pawns on the top of column, and blue in the bottom ie:

i (1,1)(1,2)(1,3)

j (8,1)(8,2)(8,3)

I will appreciate any suggestion, this is what I've done so far:

def a = new Object [8][3]

def val = new Object [24]

val= [" ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " "]

val[1,1] = "R"

val[1,2] = "R"

val[1,3] = "R"

val[8,1] = "B"

val[8,2] = "B"

val[8,3] = "B"

int valIndex = 0

for (i in 0..7) {

for (j in 0..2) {

a[i][j] = " "

}

}

println (" 1 2 3 ")

println (" -------------")

for (i in 0..7) {

print (i+1)

print (" ")

for (j in 0..2) {

a[i][j] = val[valIndex]

valIndex++

printf ("| %s ", a[i][j])

}

println("| ")

println (" -------------")

}

or maybe without values

def a = new Object [8][3]

for (i in 0..7) {

for (j in 0..2) {

a[i][j] = " "

}

}

println (" 1 2 3 ")

println (" -------------")

for (i in 0..7) {

print (i+1)

print (" ")

for (j in 0..2) {

printf ("| %s ", a[i][j])

}

println("| ")

println (" -------------")

}

thanks in advance for any help,

groovy newbie