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Reply to this topic Return to forumIt must be shorter than 3284214703056 * 206379406870 * 3 = 2?10^24
= C(64,12)*C(52,12)*3 otherwise it would be a draw by position repetition…
I only took into account positions with 12+12 pieces, so it may be a bit bigger…
or do you have a lower bound ?
Did anyone try to simulate the shortest theorically possible game, with both players aiming to that objective?
Yes they did. the record is 9 moves and no proof 8 is impossible up to now.
See
http://www.boardspace.net/loa/english/short-games.html
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Adam
this is a nice web page, two ways have been proven to win in nine moves (or 4.5 moves). One of the methods white wins, the other, black wins. The shortest known for scrambled eggs variation is 11 (5.5). (this is an old web page, I wonder if anyone has found faster solutions). What is the shortest possible win for the new “quick” variation? Let's see who can find the fastest possible win for “quick loa”
I have one in 6 moves for “Quick”, but maybe this was obvious:
1.d1-f3 a3xc1
2.f1-f4 c1xe1
3.f4-f7 h3xf3
I think you can prove it is the shortest possible.
This is the shortest game ever:
http://www.littlegolem.net/jsp/game/game.jsp?gid=1031619
Well done Carrol.
Carrol does not want to waste energy playing a game that he already knows that he is going to lose.
In te previous tournament “Vayamos” demonstrated a very high level. this level has never seen among humans in the past. I think that only the best computer programs (or probably just the best of them) can compite against Vayamos.