[Retros] HAP webpage updated
retromode at web.de
Mon Dec 3 09:58:05 EST 2007
Dear retro friends,
I had similar thoughts like Mark when I read about Alain's criterion. I am not sure about this.
On the one hand, a game ending in mate or automatic draw is more complete;
on the other hand, using the mate sign is less economical and makes it easier to achieve soundness.
These are very deep waters of aesthetics...
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> Gesendet: 03.12.07 15:03:15
> An: "The Retrograde Analysis Mailing List" <retros at janko.at>
> Betreff: Re: [Retros] HAP webpage updated
> 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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