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6-man chess and zugzwangs

By Eiko Bleicher and Guy McCrossan Haworth

Abstract

With 6-man Chess essentially solved, the available 6-man Endgame Tables (EGTs) have been scanned for zugzwang positions where, unusually, having the move is a disadvantage. Review statistics together with some highlights and positions are provided here: the complete information is available on the ICGA website. An outcome of the review is the observation that the definition\ud of zugzwang should be revisited, if only because the presence of en passant capture moves gives rise to three new, asymmetric types of zugzwang

Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:centaur.reading.ac.uk:4518

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