Dmitriy Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834-1907) is best known for devising the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.
He loved to play chess, among other games, and correspondence chess too. A beautiful but hard chess problem follows from him from July 4, 1889, white mates in two:
1Rr1N3/3p2PK/8/8 w - - 0 1
White mates in two!
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Games start from the standard initial setup by default, but it is possible to start new games from any setup.
Other setups can be given at challenges, in the following two ways::
With these two ways we can exercise openings, middle games or endings, or can replay games from one point, or else.
- With move list: the given sequence of valid moves that reach the specific setup.
- With FEN line: this is the standard one line description of any position (either invalid)
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