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Subject: Re: Maximum Number of Legal Moves

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 12:41:27 05/09/05

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On May 09, 2005 at 14:32:55, Dieter Buerssner wrote:

>On May 09, 2005 at 13:34:16, Daniel Mehrmannn wrote:
>>Are you sure Dieter ? I'll remember that you told me about 255 possible moves.
>>But i'm not sure, its to long ago :(
>>So my move array has this size.
>Perhaps I was talking garbage :-) I am pretty sure, that 255 is enough. I hope,
>I have never said, that I can prove it.

I think that 255 is the most logical size.

Nobody has ever beat 218 by contrived effort to create a wild position for move

255 can be stored in an unsigned char.

If anyone ever produces 256+, then we may have to change our thinking.

I am guessing that it cannot be done.  But it is a wild guess.

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