[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment 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 UTCIt 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.