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Subject: Re: The answear is...

Author: Christophe Theron

Date: 23:14:55 08/31/00

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On September 01, 2000 at 02:02:33, Ed Schröder wrote:

>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



This way I don't forget the name of my chess engine. :)

Bad side effect: it hurts me when Tiger loses a game...



    Christophe



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