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Subject: Re: The answear is...

Author: Chessfun

Date: 16:01:37 08/31/00

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On August 31, 2000 at 18:57:15, Peter Fendrich wrote:

>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

I think "de Koning" is "the king" in Dutch, which is where
I think when people refer to the engine name as the king
this also came from.

Thanks.





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