[Retros] Are the King and the Rook pieces of what?

Rol, Guus G.A.Rol at umcutrecht.nl
Tue Jan 29 05:45:11 EST 2008

I appreciate the irony, but I didn't suggest that we need to prevent
simultaneity in any way. The debate was originally started by Roberto to
find out how to understand the touch-move rules to use them in a
composition - he made one before. The understanding of rules in a
composition needs te be highly accurate and might address theoretical
issues that are of little interest to active game players. So I thought
it was worth spending some thoughts on!

Guus Rol.

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Verzonden: dinsdag 29 januari 2008 10:16
Aan: Otto Janko
Onderwerp: Re: [Retros] Are the King and the Rook pieces of what?

I guess by now everyone here has realized the utmost importance and
extreme urgency of equipping every chess piece used by participants in a
tourney with a sophisticated sensor and of installing video cameras
inside tourney halls, thus enabling the referees to hand down prompt
verdicts in the so frequently occurring situations of two or more pieces
being presumably simultaneously touched by a player. I believe that such
sensors must measure time intervals in at least milliseconds... We must
also think of a way to address the issue of "relativity of
January 29, 2008
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