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George Duke wrote on 2010-12-10 UTCGood ★★★★
At ABC Shi Ji says, let players find out best.... Unlike Transcendental and unlike Fischer/Alexandre Random Chess reinvented during the 1990s, in Free Placement of Cooper, players place strategically and the other does not have to match any particular symmetry. ''There are a seemingly endless number of possibilities,'' exudes author Cooper. As well, Big Board is a free placement chess of 100 squares also having only the 6 piece-types R,N,B,Q,K,P. Involved is only the placement aspect if wanting free choice there, to the extent of constraint that player places on own 4/5-rank side. Shi Ji means set standard arrays to be determined ultimately by the players, and on top of that the retention of different armies by ABC template design. Of course Cavebear Stroud's putting the tri-compound in the corner is about the worst. It is meant to be instructive. Following CVPage prolificist logic, any dissident designer can put the tri-compound on file d instead of the 'a' and call it a new CV, or at least ''subvariant'' for courtesy to Stroud. That is why the placement aspect and the piece-type generating aspect need to be merged to make any progress. Free Placement is not a different armies version of CV, like ABC, but it could be made to be; that is, a Mutator for any different or same army/armies, drawing on players' own educated opinions on a case basis of the starting array that is best for them.

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