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how many squares or there on a chess board?
*ahem* 8 x 8 = 64
correct didnt think anyone would get that
well here is another question what is the name of the youngest GM and give his country, D.O.B and age.
name the other ones then. There's a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, etc.
theres the square a1/a2/b1/b2 the square b1/b2/c1/c2 the square a1/a2/a3/b1/b3/c1/c2/c3 etc..
bomtrown, you have to think about all the squares you can draw, including 2x2, 3x3 squares etc.
He's actually 19, Hou Yifan maybe is actually 15
what can we do with these other larger squares? square of the pawn?
Collateral thinking, bomtrown. The question was only "how many squares"
Welllll, I knew it was a trick question. That's why I was asking my question. I would like more information. There are 64 squares with names and pieces can move to and from these squares. Then you know...you have these other geometrical shapes on the board that are made up of these 64 squares: larger squares, triangles, anything else?
I've figured out that a square can be an intersection for at most 16 different lines depending on where it is on the board and which pieces are on the board, but if there are other board geometries that I should know then tell me.
Yes, I knew it was a tricky question, but why ask it unless the answer is actually important. Sure there are 64 squares with names, but what do we do with the other squares and rectangles and triangles?
What good does it do a chess player to know about these larger geometrical structures?
Well I can think of the square of the pawn and triangulation. What else is there?
well, you can draw other squares (for example, a "rotated square" with angles in d/e8 -a 4/5 - d/e1 - h 4/5), but these are not figures actually drawn on the chessboard.
Oh, no chess involved in the question lol
let's see here....1....2.....3....4.....
anyone got the youngest gm yet?
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