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Kranken
04-07-2016, 05:09 PM
One chessboard = 8x8 squares
Total chess pieces = 32 pieces

How many different ways can a chess game unfold = ?

Answer me this k

DynPlaysGT
04-07-2016, 07:30 PM
When you think about it, there's infinite possibilities.
Like, a game could end in only a couple of turns or it could go on for as long as you please.

Kranken
04-08-2016, 03:47 PM
When you think about it, there's infinite possibilities.
Like, a game could end in only a couple of turns or it could go on for as long as you please.

I'm asking how many different possibilities are there k. I'm sure that it can't go on for as long as possible, altho I don't know much about chess myself.

RedNinja3354
04-08-2016, 03:56 PM
I'm asking how many different possibilities are there k. I'm sure that it can't go on for as long as possible, altho I don't know much about chess myself.

There is millions possibilities to win a chess game.
https://www.chess.com/chessopedia/view/mathematics-and-chess (Source)

peck
04-08-2016, 04:02 PM
I'm asking how many different possibilities are there k. I'm sure that it can't go on for as long as possible, altho I don't know much about chess myself.

Well technically it could go on forever. What do you mean by possibilities?

TheArctic
04-08-2016, 04:04 PM
2048. You need to do 64 (8*8) * 32= 2048

Pointer
04-08-2016, 04:10 PM
There is infinite possibilities unless you set a specific rule.

Example:

King is the only piece you have, your oppenent only has a Queen.

The queen keeps checkmating your King but you run away, it depends on you.

I think in the Chess app I have this would automatically be counted as lose.

peck
04-08-2016, 04:11 PM
2048. You need to do 64 (8*8) * 32= 2048

Not quite, not all the pieces can access all parts of the board

BioTestificate
04-08-2016, 04:13 PM
There are 400 possible first two moves (1 black, 1 white).
From there, the posibilities will exponentially increase.