on saying that however, if Chess is Ever mastered like naughts and crosses (tic tac toe) then we may find the advantage of being white, and moving first, is winning - or, draws every single game....
when you stand to grind down, we may find that the best opening is "x" -- being 0.000000000076 better than anything else......
anyhow -- were a long way off a complete solution to the game -- engines are yet to play the game perfectly...(with the execption of some endgames)
I've been thinking wayyyy too much about this.
1) In any chess game, there are a finite amount of possible moves
2) In any chess game, there are a finite amount of possible chess positions
3) In any chess position, therea are a finite amount of possible move choices
There is a finite amount of possible chess games. (Even if the number is astronomically huge).
Since there are a finite amount of chess games
this implies: optimal games must exist for both players,
which implies: optimal positions must exist for both players
which implies: optimal choices must exist for both players
Since white always plays first, if both players play optimally from the start (ie. play a 'perfect game'
, the outcome will always
be the same (the 'perfect outcome'
There are three possible outcomes in a chess game: a tie, a win for white, and a win for black. The 'perfect outcome' is one of these outcomes, but it is only
one of them. Until the day computers are fast enough to computer every possible chess game, we can only speculate which one it is.
By definition, every 'perfect game' will have the 'perfect outcome', but that does not mean that every game with the 'perfect outcome' is a 'perfect game', far from it.
Since a win is a win and a tie is a tie, there may be many different 'perfect games'. Perhaps hundreds, thousands, millions, or even more, games with different, but still optimal choices made by both sides, that still lead to the 'perfect outcome'. Perhaps, but unlikely, some of them may have been played already.
Anyways, I can go on or clarify this if anyone actually cares....