nmdo
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Chess is logical because you can castle twice. No, really folks, I believe it's logical and creative.

Chess is logical because you can castle twice. No, really folks, I believe it's logical and creative.

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certainratio
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scientific chess is a science: making hypotheses,

checking conclusions, gathering empirical

evidence. But of course, all good scientists

must exercise a good deal of creativity.

I wouldn't use "logical" to describe chess,

since this word usually denotes mathematically

precise reasoning. Such reasoning does occur,

for example, in positions where a checkmate

or stalemate or other draw is forced, or in

conversion to a well-documented and proven

won endgame. But this type of reasoning is

rare in chess. A large majority of the moves

do not carry this type of "proof" with them.

For example, suppose your opponent hangs a knight

on the fifth move of a game, the position

being roughly equal otherwise. You know you

should take the knight and that a won position

is the result (though of course you can err),

but it is science, not mathematical logic,

that tells you this. Mathematical logic is

only present when you have proven the win in

_all_ possible cases.

CertainRatio

scientific chess is a science: making hypotheses,

checking conclusions, gathering empirical

evidence. But of course, all good scientists

must exercise a good deal of creativity.

I wouldn't use "logical" to describe chess,

since this word usually denotes mathematically

precise reasoning. Such reasoning does occur,

for example, in positions where a checkmate

or stalemate or other draw is forced, or in

conversion to a well-documented and proven

won endgame. But this type of reasoning is

rare in chess. A large majority of the moves

do not carry this type of "proof" with them.

For example, suppose your opponent hangs a knight

on the fifth move of a game, the position

being roughly equal otherwise. You know you

should take the knight and that a won position

is the result (though of course you can err),

but it is science, not mathematical logic,

that tells you this. Mathematical logic is

only present when you have proven the win in

_all_ possible cases.

CertainRatio

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