games in progress= skipstammy v recuvic. It may not be very likely but I thought it perhaps to be worthwhile asking the question? Is there anyone active on this chess site who is able to work out with or without the use of computer assistance how this perfectly legal but somewhat improbable but possible chess position may have evolved from the normal starting chess game layout? Obviously all 16 pawns were promoted to knights and all Q B and R exchanged during the game. Is it possible that the position is obtainable in more than one way? In our next games the set up will be with 10 bishops each then 10 rooks each and finally 9 Queens each side and of course always one king each side, all being the maximum chess legally possible .As in any chess game the objective both sides is to achieve checkmate. Is it possible to achieve such improbabilities with deliberate co-operation from both players? Does anyone believe they have the answers to the relevant questions. If so I would be pleased to hear from them and how they arrived at their answers. No, I do not have the answers myself which is why I am asking the questions, perhaps somebody here is way smarter than me?? I feel sure somebody is? Any takers?? from recuvic to any real smart super brain number crunching genius! Bring it on if you have the answers!