# Maximum number of possible moves

joneschr
Posers and Puzzles 19 Mar '07 18:06
1. 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. 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 ðŸ™‚

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. 19 Mar '07 22:491 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. ðŸ˜´