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Chess Problem
Posted:
Aug 18, 2008 8:02 AM


A few years back, I came across a document from the 1970s which stated that there were around 7 billion forced matein2 problems (i.e. compositions) possible in chess. It never explained how they arrived at that figure. I was wondering if anyone knew.
Additionally, could the same method be used to approximate the number of forced matein3 problems in the game?



