Fischer’s place in chess history may remain highly debated, but he will always be my favorite player. His games were always entertaining and often unpredictable. As a teenager, I used collect books of his games and “play through” them on my own board, trying to figure out what his next move might be.
In recent readings, I came across an article on Fischer Random Chess, something that I had never heard of before. Fischer Random was a chess variation where the first row of pieces (rook, bishop, knight, king, & queen) are semi-randomly mixed at the start of a game. All the rules of normal chess still apply throughout the game. I’ll have to try it at our next Game Theory get together.