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Losing chess / suicide chess (weakly) solved

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:31 pm
by syzygy
Mark Watkins has shown that 1.e3! wins.
http://magma.maths.usyd.edu.au/~watkins/LOSING_CHESS/

The proof works for both FICS (stalemate = win for side with fewer pieces) and international rules (getting stalemated = win).

Re: Losing chess / suicide chess (weakly) solved

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:28 pm
by Michel
Very nice!