If you had two identical Deep Blue machines playing chess againsteach other, would each win half the time?
No, there still would be a first move advantage for white. I once created an experiment pitting the same version of stockfish against itself in a match consisting of 100 games played with equal amounts of time. Both engines had access to the same opening book and endgame table bases. At the end of the match, White had…
Was playing with both hands ever allowed in chess?
You can play chess with either hand or both if you choose. The standard that you need to press the clock with the same hand that you use to move the pieces is there to keep players from touching the clock before they have finished the move….