# Interesting Chess Facts

The number of possible, unique chess games is far greater than the number of electrons in the universe! The number of electrons is estimated to be a mere 10 to the power of^{79}, while the number of unique chess games is 10 to the power of ^{120}. In English, that's a thousand trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion games.

**Otto Blathy was born in Tata, Hungary on August 11, 1860 and he is credited for creating a mate in 290 moves. This problem is the longest checkmate problem andBlathy won a prize for this work in 1929.**

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**There are 400 different possible positions after one move each. There are 72,084 different possible positions after two moves each. There are over 9 million different possible positions after three moves each. There are over 288 billion different possible positions after four moves each.**

**From the starting position, there are eight different ways to Mate in two moves and 355 different ways to Mate in three moves.**

**Pretty cool!!!!**