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Subject: Re: The answear is...

Author: Peter Fendrich

Date: 15:57:15 08/31/00

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On August 31, 2000 at 18:39:15, Chessfun wrote:

>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.

As a curious coincidence I think Koning means King in some language. Is it
dutch? And now he is the emperor among Amazons.
Well, it's time to go to bed... :)
Good Knight!

//Peter





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