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Fischer Random Chess: Manual Procedure for Generating Piece Plac. Manual Procedure for Generating Piece Placements.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Edward Northam wrote on 2006-09-06 UTC
It is possible  to get by with fewer drawings if Mr Baljeu's suggeston of
using marked pawns if followed.  The pawns should carry the labels 1...8.

At the first drawing, the numbers are associated with piece labels
according to the piece setup in standard chess.  ie. 1,8=R, 2,7=N, 3,6=B,
4=Q, 5=K.  The white pieces should be put on the board, and, if the
Bishops are on same colored squares, the pawns should be put back in the
bag, and  one should be drawn out.  A number in the range 1...4
designates
that the a-side Bishop should trade places with the appropriate piece on
the opposite colored square.  A number in the range 5...8 should be
diminished by 4, and the h-side Bishop should trade places with the
appropriate piece on the opposite colored square. This idea, a randomly
chosen Bishop should move to a randomly chosen square of the opposite
color, is due to David Wheeler.

The same end could be achieved with 8 cards marked, on one side, with the
numbers 1 through 8.