Friday, June 24, 2005

Chess made simple

Jamie Price describes a very simple strategy for playing chess (in order to illustrate his point that the concept of strategy is integral to the idea of a game):
Move the piece furthest in the upper right-hand corner of the board towards the upper right-hand corner of the board as much as possible (we need this qualification since not all chess pieces move in the same way). If such a move isn't possible, trying moving the piece towards the upper left corner, then the lower-right, and then the lower-left until you find a possible move. If no such move is possible, resign.
Of course if you actually want to be good at the game of chess, Jaime has a suggestion:
I don't recommend you use this strategy.

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