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Subject: Re: The answear is...

Author: Ed Schröder

Date: 23:02:33 08/31/00

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On August 31, 2000 at 21:05:57, Christophe Theron wrote:

>On August 31, 2000 at 19:01:37, Chessfun wrote:
>
>>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.
>
>
>
>The name of the engine inside Chessmaster is officially "The King". The King is
>the name given to his engine by Johan. It was the name under which is program
>was known well before it was included inside Chessmaster.
>
>That's a natural naming choice for someone named "De Koning" I think.
>
>
>    Christophe

True. "De Koning" (dutch) = "The King"

Like CT = Chess Tiger = Christophe Theron :)

Ed



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