Daniel Murrell writes:
I see you have a blog post about turing chess . . . I’ve seen another reference to it but am unable to find a definitive source. Do you know of a source where I could find out about the history of the idea?
You mean the run-around-the-house thing? I don’t know where it comes from. It’s a well known story, if you google Turing chess run around the house you can find lots of references but I don’t know the definitive source. I can blog and see if anything comes up!
I’ve never actually played the game. I’ll try it outdoors sometime, perhaps. When I last posted on the topic, we had a fun discussion, revealing that the rules are not as clear as one might think. It makes me wonder if anyone’s thought hard about it and come up with a good set of “official rules.”