# Minimum N moves

SwissGambit
Posers and Puzzles 08 Oct '07 03:26
1. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
08 Oct '07 03:26

What is the minimum number of N moves required to legally reach this position?
2. 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. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
08 Oct '07 07:14
Originally posted by Mephisto2
5?
How did you get that number?
4. 08 Oct '07 15:47
Originally posted by SwissGambit
How did you get that number?
Rolled a six-sided dice.
5. wolfgang59
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!
6. 08 Oct '07 19:06
Thirty-something?
7. Dutch Defense
Stealer of Souls
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?
8. wolfgang59
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?
9. wolfgang59
08 Oct '07 20:39
whoops .. now i see!
10. 08 Oct '07 20:50
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. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
09 Oct '07 00:43
Originally posted by wolfgang59
What are \'N moves\' are they different to ordinary moves?
Knight moves.
12. wolfgang59
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. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
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.
14. wolfgang59