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Subject: Re: The answear is...

Author: Dave Gomboc

Date: 10:20:24 09/02/00

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On September 01, 2000 at 02:14:55, Christophe Theron wrote:

>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

That's a good side effect, because it motivates you to improve your program
more. ;)

Dave



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