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Old May 2nd 09, 09:38 AM posted to rec.games.chess.play-by-email
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Default Better than Fischer Random?

Certain of the positions in Fischer Random Chess are controversial in
that they deviate too much from the standard position. But it is possible
to generate moderately deviating positions by swapping the king and
queen with another piece except the rooks. This can be done in turn
by the players. This is a great advantage in that they can make a decision
themselves, like they are used to. Alternatively the positions can be
randomized, as in the below presets. The email presets for these can be
found here (follow the links prom the pages below) :

Chess20 is an exact subset of Fischer Random:
http://www.chessvariants.org/index/m...placementrando

In Chess400 the black and white setups are independently randomized.
However, since the alterations are so modest I believe that the resultant
positions could work very well. In Chess400 the positions from Chess20
are used *independently* for both parties. This generates 400 different
positions.
http://www.chessvariants.org/index/m...mid=MPchess400

In Chess100 the queens are randomized independently, but the kings must
mirror each other. So this is a very modest non-mirrored variant.
http://www.chessvariants.org/index/m...mid=MPchess100

In Chess64 either the king or the queen are relocated
http://www.chessvariants.org/index/m...emid=MPchess64


Regards,

Mats


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