1. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position?
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    08 Oct '07 07:02
    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?
    5?
  3. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    08 Oct '07 07:14
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    5?
    How did you get that number?
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    08 Oct '07 15:47
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    How did you get that number?
    Rolled a six-sided dice.
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    08 Oct '07 18:04
    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?
    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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    Thirty-something?
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    08 Oct '07 20:25
    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?
    New Jersey?
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    08 Oct '07 20:37
    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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    08 Oct '07 20:39
    whoops .. now i see!
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    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.
  11. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    09 Oct '07 00:43
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What are \'N moves\' are they different to ordinary moves?
    Knight moves.
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    09 Oct '07 18:46
    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.
  13. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    10 Oct '07 02:09
    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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    10 Oct '07 22:57
    it was an educated guess - I dont have time to waste on these things
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    11 Oct '07 01:121 edit
    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!
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