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Subject: Re: Maximum Number of Legal Moves

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 07:49:30 05/10/05

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On May 08, 2005 at 23:44:31, Andrew Shapira wrote:

>What's best known (the smallest) upper bound on the number of legal moves, taken
>over all chess positions?  An obvious bound is 9*7*4+2*14+2*14+2*8+8 = 332.
>This comes from 9 queens, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 1 king.  Is a
>better bound known?

Write your code so you have no limit.  Then this is moot.  :)

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