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The following diagram contains all classes (and interfaces) which take part in-game mechanics.
Now, we will take a look at each of these classes and interfaces and each of its methods
The main chess game interface. Implemented by class Game.java.
● init() Initiates chess game. Sets game state to start positions.
● make turn() Makes the next turn of the game: asks the current player for the move and applies it.
● isOver() Returns true or false, depending on if the game is over or not.
● getGameState() Return game status of the game. Game status is presented by enum GameStatus.java.
● showPosition() Shows current game state. In my implementation, if shows board and a player to make move.
● getNotation() Returns a string, containing all moves in chess notation format. It is output after the game is over.
Interface representing the current game state. Implemented by class GameState.java.
● init() Initiates games state. Sets game status to initial status (GameStatus.WHITE_TURN) and board to initial position.
● getPossibleMoves() Returns collection of moves, which are possible in current game state.
● make a turn(IMove) Returns new IGameState instance, which is obtained after a given move is applied to the current game.
● getGameStatus() Returns current game status of current game state.
● evaluate() Gets evaluation of current game state. It is used by MinimaxAIPlayer to evaluate the current situation.
Enum, representing game status. It contains 5 values: WHITE_TURN, BLACK_TURN, WHITE_WON, BLACK_WON, DRAW. Values have method isOver(), which returns false for WHITE_TURN, BLACK_TURN, and true for WHITE_WON, BLACK_WON, DRAW.
Enum, representing color (of player, of pieces, etc). It contains 2 values: WHITE and BLACK.
Interface, representing chessboard. Implemented by class Board.java.
● init() Initiates board: in particular puts chess pieces on their start positions.
● getPiece(ILocation) Returns piece on the given location of the board.
● makeTurn(IMove) Returns new IBoard instance, which is obtained after a given move is applied to the current board.
● getPossibleMoves(GameStatus) Returns a collection of moves, which are possible on the current board state with given game status.
● updateGameStatus(GameStatus) Returns the new value of game status, obtained after given game status.
● isCheck(Color) Returns true if the king of a given color is checked, and false – otherwise.
● isCheckmate (Color) Returns true if the king of a given color is checkmated, and false – otherwise.
Interface, representing chess piece. Implemented by multiple classes: one class for each chess piece type.
● getColor() Returns color of piece.
● canMove(IBoard, ILocation, ILocation) Checks, if the current piece can move to one location to another on the given board.
● canCapture(IBoard, ILocation, ILocation) Checks, if the current piece can capture opponents’ pieces on location from another on the given board.
● controls(IBoard, ILocation, ILocation) Checks, if the current piece controls one location from another. Indeed this method is needed to check if King can move to some location.
● getTextView() Returns string, representing current piece in the text view.
● getNotation() Returns string, representing current piece in chess notation.
● evaluate() Returns evaluation of current chess piece. It is used to calculate current board evaluation.
● parsePiece(String) Static method for parsing IPiece instance from the string.
Interface, representing chess move. Implemented by Move.java, Castling.java, Capture, java.
● getPositionChanges() Returns collection of location pairs: each pair represents “from” and “to” location.
● parseMove() Static method for parsing IMove instance from the string.