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Competition to find the SP with the highest number of viable first moves


  • 8 months ago · Quote · #1

    glider1001

                     SP491: 15 viable first moves at a variation score of only +/- 0.1!

    1. a3 - yes because it enables Qa2 developing the queen
    2. a4 - yes because it enables Qa3 developing the queen
    3. c3 - yes because it defends against Bh8 and allows d4
    4. c4 - yes because it claims some center and can be supported by d3
    5. d3 - yes because it develops a bishop
    6. d4 - yes because it develops a bishop
    7. e3 - yes because it allows Ne2/c3
    8. e4 - yes because it claims some center and allows Ne2/c3
    9. f4 - yes because it develops a bishop, controls g5 and threatens f5
    10. g3 - yes because it develops a bishop
    11. g4 - yes because it develops a bishop and is supported by a rook
    12. h4 - yes because it takes control of g5, threatens h5 and allows Nh2/f3
    13. Nb3 - yes because it controls d4
    14. Nd3 - yes because it enables rapid castling
    15. Ne3 - yes because it is flexible and developing
     
    Bad first moves:
    1. b3?! queen in line of fire of bishop
    2. b4?! queen in line of fire of bishop
    3. f3?!  no point blocking the corner bishop
    4. h3?! achieves too little
    5. Ng3?! imprisons the corner bishop
     

    Reference: http://chess960jungle.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/chess960-competition-to-find-sp-with.html


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