- 08 Oct '07 18:04

What are 'N moves' are they different to ordinary moves?*Originally posted by SwissGambit***[fen]2bRRK1k/1p1pp1pP/3p2p1/P6P/8/5P2/1P1P1PP1/8[/fen]**

What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position?

And I also came up with 5. ... But I guess I'm starting from a different position than you envisaged! ~~Dutch Defense~~Stealer of Souls- 10 Oct '07 02:09

Superficial analysis leads to superficial results.*Originally posted by wolfgang59***White has to make 6 pawn captures. Conceivably thats 2 pawns, 2 rooks, Queen & Bishop. Blacks knights dont need to move.**

Black only has to make 5 pawn captures and again no need for white\'s knights to move.

So I guess answer is zero.

Sorry, thanks for playing, better luck next time. - 11 Oct '07 01:12 / 1 edit

Yeah. Your schedule's already booked for solving the math problems on here.*Originally posted by wolfgang59***it was an educated guess - I dont have time to waste on these things**

But no worries. I post these kind of problems occasionally to see if there are any others who enjoy them. If that's not you, don't sweat it.

Edit: Hey! Aren't you the guy who said, "The whole point of a mathematical proof is its VIGOUR!" Same applies to retros!