Friday, December 16, 2016

[lybrkesb] Testing all Chess960 initial positions

When inventing Fischer Random Chess, did Bobby Fischer carefully analyze all 960 initial positions to make sure none were hugely unbalanced (e.g., white has a forced line that can gain winning advantage, or black can easily force a draw)?  If so, that is impressive Edison-level perspiration that very few people could have done in the days before chess engines.

There were also the rejected chess variants that didn't end up becoming Chess960.

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