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It was last modified on: 2009-10-15
 By Jose  Carrillo. How to Generate OTB Random Positions. How to generate random positions?[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jose Carrillo wrote on 2009-08-06 UTC
Thanks for your comment Thomas. As I said this was by no means an all inclusive list of processes for randomizing positions. It was meant to have a stake in the ground on generating random positions for OTB games, and a place to comment on other methods, probabilities, etc. about random positions. I agree with your comment on the same color Bishops. The reason of some of my options is to keep the process simple with handy equipment. Of course if everyone (like myself) carried a 10-sided dice around then matters would be a lot easier for randomizing. But the fact is that a 6-sided dice and a couple coins are easier to find, so I setup simple procedure accordingly. Remember these procedures are intended for OTB games. How many random OTB games do you expect to play in one sitting? Not enough to matter.