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The Birth of Fischer Random Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Lukas wrote on 2021-01-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Excellent write-up, Eric. I actually didn't know Fischer presented 960 in 1996 - always thought it has been around for longer.

David Paulowich wrote on 2005-01-14 UTC
Tim Krabbe wrote: Possibly the first time the shuffling idea was mentioned, was in 1792, in the first original Dutch chess book by Philip Julius, Count Van Zuylen van Nijevelt, a Dutch army general, senator of the French Empire, and one-time Napoleonic governor of Amsterdam. He did not like the openings with their boring repetition of patterns, which enabled weaker players to memorize moves with which they could beat stronger ones. He suggested determining the places of the pieces by lot, 'because the positions can then be changed infinitely, and it will certainly not be possible anymore to study them beforehand.' <p>See his OPEN CHESS DIARY # 123. Fischer Random Chess is at least 200 years younger. See Eric van Reem's introduction and history of the game [link on this Chess Variant Page].

frcec wrote on 2004-07-09 UTC
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jokes wrote on 2004-04-20 UTCGood ★★★★
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