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Subject: Re: Mate the Royal Couple

Author: Kai Lbke

Date: 05:28:11 11/17/98

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On November 14, 1998 at 10:37:55, Hans Havermann wrote:

>Valentin Albillo, more than a year ago, posted his "unsolved"
>3qk3/8/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQ - (Test #91:
><>). Computationally intensive,
>Albillo conjectured "it's a mate in 12". A number of chess engines had a go at
>it, but the attempts are old and seem dated. I wonder if this problem has since
>been solved.

Hm. If my memory doesn't betray me, this has indeed been proven to be a mate in
12. I will look it up, I've got the respective data somewhere at home.
If I forget (I often do :), feel free to mail me to remind me.


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