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True or False Chess is a Draw with Best Play from Both Sides


  • 5 days ago · Quote · #1881

    ponz111

    All games which are lost are lost because one side or another makes a mistake. And there is ample evidence of this. So, the fact that many players lose games means almost nothing as they do not have the skill levels to play without making a mistake.

    Chess cannot "be proven" to be a draw via table bases as we will never be able to develop a 32 piece data base. So that kind of "proof" will never happen.

    However the fact that out of tens of billions of games, not one game ever lead to a forced win is pretty darn good circumstancial evidence that chess is a draw when neither side makes a mistake.

    Another good evidence is that virtually all the very best players declare chess is a draw when neither side makes a mistake.

    Another good evidence is that at the highest levels of Centaur chess--there is a high percentage of draws.

    Another good piece of evidence is to look at the World Championship Matches for the last 100 years. As the players become better you will and do see more and more draws. 

    So, while noone can "prove 100%" chess is a draw--if you add up all the evidence one might say that there is better than a 99.9% chance that chess is a draw. [I would say better than a 99.99% chance that chess is a draw]


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