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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    19 Mar '07 18:06
    What is the worst case for the number of moves a player could potentially make on a single board?

    That is, if he has a king in the corner, and a knight in the center, he potentially has 4 moves for the knight, and 3 moves for the king (assuming none of these moves put the king king check), for a total of 7 moves to consider.
  2. 19 Mar '07 21:53
    uh... 0. It means stalemate. Unless the king is in check, then it's called a checkmate.
  3. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    19 Mar '07 22:22
    Originally posted by Coconut
    uh... 0. It means stalemate. Unless the king is in check, then it's called a checkmate.
    Let me rephrase

    The goal is to maximize the number of possible moves, not minimize.

    By worst case I simply meant the most moves to consider.

    Thanks,
    Chris
  4. Standard member MetBierOp
    Dutch
    19 Mar '07 22:49 / 1 edit
    don't know. I think that to accomplish this you should promote all your pawns to queens, leave all your pieces on the board and remove all the pieces from your opponent except his/her king and maybe a single pawn.

    You should have approx. 140-160 moves by estimation, but I am to lazy to figure it out.