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Deployment. The initial setup of the pieces is open but hidden from the other player. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2009-07-30 UTC
Chess master Aaron Alexandre started these things, PreChess-like, back in 1820s. In that sense Chess decline started at its very pinnacle 200 years ago. FRC is just one embodiment of the general idea of keeping the pieces the same at all costs, despite less ideal initial positionings, many of them aesthetically worthless. Uglier than some of Fischer's many prejudices. When on equally important duty versatile Alexandre would crawl into The Turk machine of Maelzel for performances simulating A.I., despite his tall height. Deployment is another Alexandre random offshoot, like Slide-Shuffle. /a>