The chess position with the most possible legal moves?

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Re: The chess position with the most possible legal moves?

Post by Terry McCracken » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:48 am

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Re: The chess position with the most possible legal moves?

Post by bnst » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:13 am

Here is a link to a 64-bit compile and a new 32-bit compile. The performance seems to be the same as the old one though:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3_wqC ... sp=sharing

This is a very old program with a rather obscure interface, but to get all the statistics run it like this: joined.exe -q -v126 <input file>
It was the beginning of a chess playing program that never got finished though at one point it managed to beat me :)

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Re: The chess position with the most possible legal moves?

Post by zullil » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:21 pm

Brunetti wrote:
RJN wrote:1) Positions where no promotions have taken place yet (but one is possible on the move, with underpromotions being different moves).
144 moves, Dr. Jeno Ban, 1960
[d]n1r1r1b1/1P1P1P1P/1Q6/3NBNK1/R7/4p1p1/3PBPkP/2R5 b - - 0 1

Alex
Should be White to move:

[D]n1r1r1b1/1P1P1P1P/1Q6/3NBNK1/R7/4p1p1/3PBPkP/2R5 w - - 0 1

144 is correct, at least according to my new (legal) move generator.

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ProcyonLeo&#58; ~/Documents/Chess/Kirby&#93; ./generator 
num_moves = 144.

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Re: The chess position with the most possible legal moves?

Post by Brunetti » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:09 pm

zullil wrote:Should be White to move [...] 144 is correct, at least according to my new (legal) move generator.
Actually I didn't know who has the move, my FEN was limited to board, and it seems I didn't look a the position :) I just wrote a random color to let the forum accept and display it.

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Re: The chess position with the most possible legal moves?

Post by zullil » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:58 pm

Brunetti wrote:
zullil wrote:Should be White to move [...] 144 is correct, at least according to my new (legal) move generator.
Actually I didn't know who has the move, my FEN was limited to board, and it seems I didn't look a the position :) I just wrote a random color to let the forum accept and display it.

Alex
I only noticed when I entered your FEN (also without really looking) and my generator gave 25 moves instead of 144. :)

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