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  1. Re: large-scale conspiracies debunked by math equation

    by , 09-09-2016 at 09:51 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here's a link from this year, with a theory I don't quite believe re: conspiracies. It claims just a relatively low number of people (under 3000) involved would inevitably lead to the conspiracy being revealed (by 5 years time). One notable estimate is that 400,000+ would need to be involved if [manmade global] climate change were a deliberate hoax (I'd say maybe it is a hoax, but junk science also could be a possible explanation):

    http://phys.org/news/2016-01-equatio...ly-reveal.html ...

    Updated 04-17-2017 at 12:51 PM by Kevin Pacey

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    Nothing to do with chess
  2. Discussion of some modern problems for chess (e.g. computers)

    by , 09-04-2016 at 01:05 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here's a list of what at least some people may see as some modern problems for chess, together with my discussion of each:

    1. Computers are better than the top humans (e.g. now there may be less public respect for chess & chessplayers).

    A common argument is to draw the analogy that sprinters don't compete with motorized vehicles, so why compare chessplayers to engines? A counter-argument may be that chess used to demonstrate the glory of man's intellect, and having ...

    Updated 05-21-2017 at 10:29 AM by Kevin Pacey

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    Chess issues
  3. Chess variants hit counter for readers interested in fairy chess

    by , 08-03-2016 at 12:59 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Please click on this blog entry if at all interested in chess variants (fairy chess). I'm looking for a crude (if rather low) worldwide estimate of such people. Included below are links/info/thoughts about chess variants that may be of some interest.

    1st link: chessvariants.com (free membership):

    http://www.chessvariants.com/

    Note that for 2016, the webmaster informs me that the main site for chessvariants.com has been getting in the neighborhood of 50,000 ...

    Updated 07-01-2017 at 02:44 PM by Kevin Pacey

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    Chess variants
  4. Links: My 12x10 Wide Nightrider Chess & 12x8 Wide Chess

    by , 08-03-2016 at 12:58 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Below are links to two wide board chess variant inventions of mine that have pages on The Chess Variant Pages; on that free membership website, members can play these variants with its Game Courier email system:

    12x10 Wide Nightrider Chess (includes Nightrider and Champion fairy chess pieces plus fast castling rules):

    http://www.chessvariants.com/rules/w...ghtrider-chess

    12x8 Wide Chess (includes 2 kinds of non-colour-bound elephant pieces plus fast ...

    Updated 09-09-2018 at 11:36 PM by Kevin Pacey

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    Chess variants
  5. Chess variants playing package (e.g. 10x10 Sac Chess variant)

    by , 07-23-2016 at 05:23 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    FYI, link included for free chess variants package (plays e.g. my 10x10 Sac Chess [std 6 chess pcs & the 6 classic chess variant compound pcs]):

    From Chess.com circa 2016, here's part of a post by Dr. H.G. Muller, partly re: Sac Chess (a bit computer-resistant variant: large # legal moves + heuristics), to play chess variants against a computer, or to program one to do so:

    "...I happen to host a package of WinBoard + Sjaak II at
    http://hgm.nubati.net/SacChess.zip ...

    Updated 11-25-2017 at 04:10 PM by Kevin Pacey

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    Chess variants
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