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The Chess Variant Pages

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Thomas McElmurry wrote on 2009-07-30 UTC
My reply to George Duke's last comment will be offtopic on the Slide-shuffle page, but I'll post it anyway.

First, at least they're covering it!  As one who enjoys both chess and many of its variants, I'm glad that this event is held, and I'm glad that it's reported on.

Certainly the interjection of 'not the pawns' was not the most marvelous piece of prose ever written, and I too derived brief amusement from imagining the many permutations of eight identical pawns.  But presumably the author was simply attempting to clarify that pawns are not shuffled together with the pieces -- i.e. you never get pawns on the back rank and pieces on the second.

More importantly, the ChessBase article does not claim that Fischer was the first to propose randomized starting positions.  It simply states (correctly) that FRC/Chess960 was originally proposed by Fischer.  Remember that the purpose of this article is to report on a particular event in Mainz, not to provide a lengthy and exhaustive treatise on the history of every chess variant with any similarity to the one being played.

There's no disinformation here.

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