Ray wrote:Please post a proposal. I've always been interested in some smaller scale longer time control work, but have been short of ideas as to what to do.
QNRBKNBR 84 16.70% 47.60% 0.06 MB R-061 S-207
RBNKBRNQ 106 10.40% 48.60% 0.07 MB R-561 S-664
RNBQKBNR 125 19.20% 54.40% 0.09 MB R-862 S-518
RNBKQBNR 74 28.40% 46.60% 0.05 MB R-362 S-534
RNBBKNQR 120 19.20% 57.10% 0.08 MB R-745 S-549
RQNKBBNR 106 17.00% 61.30% 0.07 MB R-245 S-506
NBRKBRNQ 120 12.50% 66.30% 0.08 MB R-579 S-376
QNRBKRBN 106 11.30% 46.20% 0.07 MB R-079 S-301
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QUESTIONS TO TARGET WITH EXPERIMENTS:
1. Are the surprising and unsettling differences, in draw pct and White win pct, between the following two reciprocal setup pairs robust --- meaning would the pct statistics within each pair still show these large discrepancies if the time controls were increased to perhaps 30moves/30minutes repeating?
a) R-579 & R-079
b) R-862 & R-362 (traditional and its reciprocal)
2. The setup R-561 has a low draw pct and a low ratio of White wins / Black wins. Thus R-561 could be fantastic for slow chess if its speed chess statistics were tested and found robust even with longer time controls.
3. It would be interesting to gain PGN game score data for games involving the two setups of a reciprocal pair where the White win / Black win ratio differs a lot between the two setups. By human examination the games' moves, it might be plausible to articulate more concretely what subtle factors have a surprisingly large effect on the W/B wins ratio. Potentially these factors could be abstracted to match factors in known traditional setups with various known ratios.
4. Do the statistical similarities within the reciprocal pair R-745 & R-245 remain robustly similar even as time controls are increase to long controls?
5. One of my favorite questions to ask would be --- Which chess960-Frc setups have the highest rate of Opposite wing castling (one color castles the king to column-c, while the other color castles the king to column-g in the same game). I suppose you already have the raw information to answer this question, at least for speed chess. But half the effort in science is mining all the raw data.