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Subject: Re: The answear is...

Author: Peter Fendrich

Date: 14:09:01 08/31/00

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I found the answear at
http://www.dcs.qmw.ac.uk/~olympiad/

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Briefly:

The game is played on a 10x10 square board. In the initial position, White has 4
queens placed at a4, d1, g1 & j4, and Black has 4 queens placed at a7, d10, g10
& j7. White plays first. Queens move in any vertical, horizontal, or diagonal
line, as many squares as they wish, provided the destination square and those it
slides over are all unoccupied. A move in the game consists of 2 steps. (1)
Moving any queen that can still move. (2) blocking a square now reachable in a
single queen move from the destination square of the moved queen. Once blocked,
squares are never unblocked. The first player unable to move loses. For
tie-breaking purposes, the winner is credited with a "territory" score. This is
the number of vacant squares that could be reached by a winner's queen, given
unlimited further moves.
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...and the convincing winner was Johan de Koning!
//Peter



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