[Retros] Messigny 2013 results
hjchess at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 05:33:59 EDT 2013
It is not as bad as all that, when you limit yourself to one fairy
condition at a time. But when you combine two or more conditions, anything
goes in many cases. Usually the composer is happy when the solver he
happens to use declares the problem C+; but this of course may depend on
the solver. It is practically impossible to clean up the mess arising when
multiple conditions are used; there are just too many combinations.
2013/7/5 Kevin Begley <kevinjbegley at gmail.com>
> "I'm starting to agree more and more with Kevin's 'fairy chess == mess'
> Everybody should agree that fairy chess is a monster train wreck (which,
> remarkably, is still accelerating).
> The problem is, it's so bad, nobody can agree where to begin cleaning up
> this mess.
> I gave up trying.
> I'm looking for a new track.
> On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Joost de Heer <joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl>wrote:
>> (Apologies, I know that the retro list probably isn't the best place to
>> discuss fairy mess......)
>> > Nicolas Dupont later showed me a Monochrome Chess definition that
>> > explicitly mentions queen side castling (most others apparently don't
>> > mention it). This definition says that queen side castling is illegal,
>> > I now think that it should be illegal,
>> Just because one definition says it's illegal doesn't make it illegal.
>> - In (Hyper)volage, the rook will not change colour after queenside
>> - In monochrome, queenside castling is forbidden because the rook changes
>> square colour
>> So in one case it matters that the square colour changes, in the other it
>> - In Einstein, the rook will become a bishop after castling
>> - In Antiandernach, the rook will not change colour after castling.
>> - In Haan, castling leaves two holes
>> So in some cases aftereffects are applied to the rook, in others they
>> I'm starting to agree more and more with Kevin's 'fairy chess == mess'
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