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Subject: Re: The answear is...

Author: Chessfun

Date: 15:39:15 08/31/00

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On August 31, 2000 at 18:13:25, Christophe Theron wrote:

>On August 31, 2000 at 17:09:01, Peter Fendrich wrote:
>
>>I found the answear at
>>http://www.dcs.qmw.ac.uk/~olympiad/
>>
>>---------------------------------------------
>>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.
>>---------------------------------------------
>>
>>...and the convincing winner was Johan de Koning!
>>//Peter
>
>
>I guess mobility plays a decisive role in this game, and The King chess engine
>has always been very good at evaluating mobility! :)
>
>
>    Christophe

By the description of the game maybe he should rename the
engine the "Queen" engine.

Thanks.




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