Losing chess / suicide chess (weakly) solved

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syzygy
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Losing chess / suicide chess (weakly) solved

Post by syzygy » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:31 pm

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).

Michel
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Re: Losing chess / suicide chess (weakly) solved

Post by Michel » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:28 pm

Very nice!
Ideas=science. Simplification=engineering.
Without ideas there is nothing to simplify.

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