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I was wondering what the maximum number of mate threats were possible on any given move?
I was wondering if apple sauce is a "sauce"?
Why do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?
Same goes for peeling a banana and unpeeling a banana.
And what's up with gorillas being in the mist? What if they're not in the mist? What if they're in a heavy fog? What the hell is a mist? Is it a light fog? If I spray perfume, and a gorilla happens to be there, is he in a mist? Why is war in a fog, but gorillas are in a mist?
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I thought gorillas lived in jungles? They seem rather too massive to live in even the heaviest of mists and/or fogs.
Definitely a question worth considering! Do gorillas live in jungles??? King Kong lived on an island, yes, but the island was covered by fog. So, when schools are delayed because of fog, are they really delayed because of gorillas?
maybe start in the center where the king has maximum squares
black to move - stalemate in 1
My guess is eight different moves for stalemate?
hmm I don't know ... didn't count.
I get sea-sickness from making these diagrams.
Again the point of the post was to see how many mate threats are possible in this position...
Also...if that one guy ran himself over toward the start of the "Upper Class Twit of the Year" sketch, how come he didn't win?
You're thinking of Guerrillas.
Well, after having spammed this goofy thing I got to thinking about it...and it actually turned out to be fairly fun.
First off, 9 isn't even close. If you incorporate discovereds, your total will go way up. I think (if I'm counting right) there are 34 in the following position:
If you really want to find out though, somebody somewhere must've tackled this problem before (and probably around 150 years ago, if my guess is right). Check out Sam Loyd...if ever there was a genuine genius at this kind of stuff, it was that guy.
Thank you very much Mr. Clifton. I pondered this question during one of my games as I realized that I could mate my opponent on an unusual number of squares. I guess adding discovered mates really crank up the total.
My guess is that the maximum is 42.
I guessed that that would be your guess.
You beat me to it
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