[Retros] HAP webpage updated

Mark Tilford ralphmerridew at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 09:02:33 EST 2007

On Dec 3, 2007 7:19 AM, Alain BROBECKER <abrobecker at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear retro-fans,


> I searched this WE for first moves in HAP notation.

> Of course François' work was settling the question...

> ...except for 1.a3... I can propose the following:

> 1.P P 2.A P 3.AxP AxA 4.A AxP 5.PxA P 6.AxP P 7.AxP P 8.AxP+ HxA

> (AB, 2007/12/02,C-)


> Could someone (yes Mario, you're probably that someone ;) test it?


> Moreover, when thinking about it this WE i wrote the following:

> "If two HAP notations have the same number of moves, the preference will go to

> the one ended in mate or draw, then to the one minimising the number of

> castling, captures, checks, promotions, Animals moves, Humans moves in this

> order. "

Personally, I think that games that do not end mate or draw should be
preferred to those that do.
(Games with less restrictive conditions are preferred.)

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