How Relevant Are Chess Composition Conventions?

  title={How Relevant Are Chess Composition Conventions?},
  author={A. Iqbal},
  • A. Iqbal
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • ArXiv
  • Composition conventions are guidelines used by human composers in composing chess problems. They are particularly significant in composition tournaments. Examples include, not having any ‘check’ in the first move of the solution and not ‘dressing up’ the board with unnecessary pieces. Conventions are often associated or even directly conflated with the overall aesthetics or beauty of a composition. Using an existing experimentally-validated computational aesthetics model for three-move mate… CONTINUE READING
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