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2014.05.01

Joined 11 Apr '07 Moves 92274

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

Joined 12 Mar '03 Moves 37225 Originally posted by SwissGambit
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What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position? 5?

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Joined 11 Apr '07 Moves 92274 Originally posted by Mephisto2
5? How did you get that number?

Joined 13 Sep '06 Moves 11905 Originally posted by SwissGambit
How did you get that number? Rolled a six-sided dice.

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Joined 09 Jun '07 Moves 45641 Originally posted by SwissGambit
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What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position? What are 'N moves' are they different to ordinary moves?

And I also came up with 5. ... But I guess I'm starting from a different position than you envisaged!

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Joined 16 Feb '07 Moves 119052 Originally posted by SwissGambit
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What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position? New Jersey?

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Joined 09 Jun '07 Moves 45641 This looks imposible.
The white king must come through b6, b7 then move to g8 to allow rooks in. But where does black king sit?

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Joined 18 Mar '06 Moves 3118 white king went from b6 to c7-d8-e8-f7 then the rook came in.
its just a counting game from there, and I don't have time for it. got to go, hope I helped.

2014.05.01

Joined 11 Apr '07 Moves 92274 Originally posted by wolfgang59
What are \'N moves\' are they different to ordinary moves? Knight moves.

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Joined 09 Jun '07 Moves 45641 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.

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Joined 11 Apr '07 Moves 92274 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. Superficial analysis leads to superficial results.

Sorry, thanks for playing, better luck next time.

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Joined 09 Jun '07 Moves 45641 it was an educated guess - I dont have time to waste on these things

2014.05.01

Joined 11 Apr '07 Moves 92274 Originally posted by wolfgang59
it was an educated guess - I dont have time to waste on these things Yeah. Your schedule's already booked for solving the math problems on here.

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!