Chess theories 🤔I was in the "chess club" through parts of middle school and loved the different theories around the game. The first-move advantage in chess is the inherent advantage of the player who makes the first move. -
Since 1851, statistics support this view; First mover consistently wins slightly more often than the second, usually scoring between 52 and 56 percent. Chess players and theoreticians have long debated whether, given perfect play by both sides, the game should end in a win for first mover, or a draw. Since 1889, when World Champion #WilhelmSteinitz
addressed the issue and the overwhelming consensus has been that a perfectly played game would end in a draw. -
is a conservative lower bound (not an estimate) of the game-tree complexity of chess based on an average of about 103 possibilities for a pair of moves. It also states that on average there are 40 moves in a game.
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