Chess is Infinite

Jan 14, 2011, 4:54 PM |

I've been playing since age 5 or 6 (now 48) and was surprised to learn:


"Chess is infinite:  There are 400 different positions after each player makes one move apiece. There are 72,084 positions after two moves apiece. There are 9+ million positions after three moves apiece. There are 288+ billion different possible positions after four moves apiece. There are more 40-move games on Level-1 than the number of electrons in our universe. There are more game-trees of Chess than the number of galaxies (100+ billion), and more openings, defences, gambits, etc. than the number of quarks in our universe!"          --Chesmayne