[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Chess484. Before play, certain pieces are regrouped, creating natural positions. Castling is retained (+ zrf).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]M Winther wrote on 2009-05-20 UTCChess484 is an attempt at creating a randomized variant that includes Chess960 castling but allows non-mirrored positions. The reason why it probably works is because all positions are positionally stabile with rooks always on the corner squares and the bishops always on different colours on the four central ranks (i.e. never on the b or g file). Possibly, it is an alternative to Chess960. Only 22 of the positions are mirrored. I would argue that this form of randomization is ideal for computer chess engine matches. They would have to play the opening well, too, instead of only copying from the opening book. /Mats Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.