## 54879 - Chess limit questions

### N. Lygeros Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

Chameleon

I am thinking about the strategic depth.

Monster

I saw it with the endless blue…

Chameleon

Beyond the chess 50 move limit.

Monster

Then it is within my action field.

Chameleon

That’s why we are having this conversation.

Monster

Did you think of something specific?

Chameleon

The 7.

Τέρας

Monster

This is a difficult matter.

Chameleon

I am examining at how far we need to go beyond the chess limits in order for a win to occur.

Monster

And you most probably want the maximum necessary solutions.

Chameleon

Exactly.

Monster

I have some elements in my library.

Chameleon

Me too… I want you for later on.

Monster

In regards to the calculations I am ready.

Chameleon

Let’s start with a King, two Rooks, Knight, King with two Bishops.

Monster

152 movements.

Chameleon

Three times the limit…

Monster

And we are only in the beginning.

Chameleon

With King, Rook, 2 Bishops and King with two Knights.

Monster

238 movements.

Chameleon

With King, Rook, 2 Knights, and King, Rook and Bishop.

Monster

246 movements

Chameleon

With King, Bishop, Three Knights, and King and Queen?

Monster

232 movements.

Chameleon

With King, Rook, Knight and King with Two Knights?

Monster

243 movements.

Chameleon

With King, two Rooks, Knight, and King and two Rooks?

Monster

304 movements.

Chameleon

With King, two Rooks, Bishop, and King and two Rooks?

Monster

Only 138 moves

Chameleon

A new horizon becomes obvious.

Monster

Even in regards to situations which classically lead to a draw, we can still have a win.

Chameleon

With persistence beyond the limits.

Monster

The 50 move limit was born for humans.

Chameleon

The King with Knight and Bishop mats in the worst of situations in 33 moves.

Monster

This result justifies the choice of 50.

Chameleon

40 moves would be marginal… Because we are talking about an optimal solution.

Monster

Consequently, you are thinking the equivalent in regards to the occupied territories.