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Old 2017-08-31, 13:37   #5
LaurV
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Originally Posted by science_man_88 View Post
for anyone wondering these restrictions include:

rook can't be within 2 of the king on the side being attacked, knight can't be 3 out from the king, bishop can't be 2 out from the king.
That is not true, about horses, see how the starting positions are chosen using dices. The only restrictions are king between rooks and opposite-color bishops. Other (concerning castling, whatever) are not of any concern, because the game will not progress so much, you mate in two. And there is no need for spoilers when you talk about what position is valid, this is assumed known by hypothesis. There are 960 positions, that's all. You do not need to reinvent this part. You only need to say how many of these 960 allow a fool mate for either black or white.

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