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According to Gnu, which has a page dedicated to Berolina chess, the value of the Berolina pawn is the same as in standard chess, = 1. This is unsatisfactory because they give no explanation of how this evaluation was made. The evaluations for standard chess existed before computer chess programs and were based on hundreds of years of experience playing ...


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We can permute 8 pieces in 8! =40320 ways. But we have some conditions: Two knights are identical. There must be opposite colour bishops. Rooks are identical. King must be between the rooks. Now in 8 boxes there are 4 black boxes and 4 white boxes. We can place the black bishop in one of the 4 black boxes which can be done in 4 ways. Similarly the position ...


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A million years ago, a friend showed a very simple variant: One random pawn on each side is marked, and if it's captured (by a move that isn't checkmate), the capturing side loses. The Danish Gambit was popular that night, but otherwise, people were flinging pawns around, planning to win with the variant rule (I guess you could call it a truly poisoned ...


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This chess variant you are talking about is Marsellais Chess. I infer that you mean that White has two moves to start with. If this was so, White would have an advantage(a refined version of this variant gives White only 1 move on the first move to null the opening advantage). So White would probably win. However, this is not certain, as we have not written ...


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