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Mendeleev

Mendeleev 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:

2Bn2b1/2b5/7Q/3kpN2/
1Rr1N3/3p2PK/8/8 w - - 0 1


White mates in two!


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Fisher Random Chess Support

This is a very interesting variant of the game, where the position of the pieces in the base ranks are changing. There are 960 different initial setup position in this variant.

Fans of the Fischer Random chess say, here creativity and talent is more important than memorization and analysis of opening moves.

See more on the Variants page.

Also called as Fischerandom Chess, Chess960, C960, FR, or FRC.
 
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