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1. 26 Jul '07 02:59
I HAVE HEARD THAT IT IS ALMOST INFINITE... ANYONE CARE TO EXPAND(ON INFINITE)
2. 26 Jul '07 03:01
Originally posted by big bern
I HAVE HEARD THAT IT IS ALMOST INFINITE... ANYONE CARE TO EXPAND(ON INFINITE)
INFINITY + 1
3.  smw6869
Granny
26 Jul '07 03:02
Originally posted by big bern
I HAVE HEARD THAT IT IS ALMOST INFINITE... ANYONE CARE TO EXPAND(ON INFINITE)
10 to the 123rd power.
4. 26 Jul '07 03:17
Originally posted by big bern
I HAVE HEARD THAT IT IS ALMOST INFINITE... ANYONE CARE TO EXPAND(ON INFINITE)
WE CAN ALL HEAR YOU THANKS!
5. 26 Jul '07 07:17
LOL!!

its not infinite. Its not even 10 000 I guess. After 50 moves with no captures or pawn moves its a draw so do the math.
6. 26 Jul '07 08:04
How many is almost infinity?
Infinity minus what?
7. 26 Jul '07 10:44
Originally posted by FabianFnas
How many is almost infinity?
Infinity minus what?
8. 26 Jul '07 10:56
Originally posted by FabianFnas
How many is almost infinity?
Infinity minus what?
What is infinity minus infinity?
9. 26 Jul '07 11:13
Originally posted by Jusuh
After 50 moves with no captures or pawn moves its a draw so do the math.
The draw needs to be claimed, otherwise the games continues. So I guess "infinite" is the correct answer to the initial question since neither player needs to make the claim.

With automatic draw claims, it is of course limited.
10.  malinga
That would be me
26 Jul '07 11:24
Originally posted by Jusuh
LOL!!

its not infinite. Its not even 10 000 I guess. After 50 moves with no captures or pawn moves its a draw so do the math.
its huge though. if both players wanted to play the longest legal chess game they could usde their first 49 moves moving a knight in and out then push a pawn, then start with the whole knight thing again. not very interesting but lots and lots a moves.
11. 26 Jul '07 13:18
Originally posted by malinga
its huge though. if both players wanted to play the longest legal chess game they could usde their first 49 moves moving a knight in and out then push a pawn, then start with the whole knight thing again. not very interesting but lots and lots a moves.
I'd get infinite boredom if I tried that!
12.  Asthereal
Dark Matter
26 Jul '07 13:20
Originally posted by malinga
its huge though. if both players wanted to play the longest legal chess game they could usde their first 49 moves moving a knight in and out then push a pawn, then start with the whole knight thing again. not very interesting but lots and lots a moves.
Watch out for three times the same position though, there's another draw
13. 26 Jul '07 14:14
Originally posted by kenan
What is infinity minus infinity?
1/-f=-1.... it could be zero.
14. 26 Jul '07 14:30
Originally posted by big bern
I HAVE HEARD THAT IT IS ALMOST INFINITE... ANYONE CARE TO EXPAND(ON INFINITE)
O N I N F I N I T E
15. 28 Jul '07 06:04 / 1 edit
Originally posted by big bern
1/-f=-1.... it could be zero.
That's right. It could also be infinite as well or some number. It could be anything.

Rhetorically, "How can we know or assume anything about infinity?"

For this who are interested: http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/57069.html