Is it possible to have and EPD string wider than 79 chars

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Is it possible to have and EPD string wider than 79 chars

Post by Dann Corbit » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:49 am


Without any tags, that is.
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Re: Is it possible to have and EPD string wider than 79 chars

Post by Dann Corbit » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:56 am

Dann Corbit wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:49 am

Without any tags, that is.
I think this one should be legal (though the e.p. is superfluous):

The first one I posed had both bishops on the same color, and all the pawns were present, so not possible.
This second one adheres to the spec and is 80 characters. Is there a bigger one possible?
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Re: Is it possible to have and EPD string wider than 79 chars

Post by Robert Pope » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:01 pm

That's only 79, though, isn't it? I think that is going to be the max, since the only way to get it longer is to add castling flags. And a castling flag would mean there is a 2 space gap, eliminating the extra character advantage.

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Re: Is it possible to have and EPD string wider than 79 chars

Post by chrisw » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:15 pm

Dann Corbit wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:56 am
Dann Corbit wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:49 am

Without any tags, that is.
I think this one should be legal (though the e.p. is superfluous):

The first one I posed had both bishops on the same color, and all the pawns were present, so not possible.
This second one adheres to the spec and is 80 characters. Is there a bigger one possible?
you can maintain the structure of the first one and keep to the bishop pair by vertical flipping a bishop pair. Does that help?

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Re: Is it possible to have and EPD string wider than 79 chars

Post by Spill_The_Tea » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:35 am

unless it is chess 960. Then you could have all castling rights still

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