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Topic: Dice Chess: Mating KQ/K the hard way
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Hauke Reddmann

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Dice Chess: Mating KQ/K the hard way
Posted: Dec 20, 2013 6:35 AM
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Suppose you want to mate with K and Q against K, but
you must throw a fair coin labeled with K and Q and
move the piece it shows. This seems not a big deal
to me since you can't hang your Q :-)
Example: Kb6 Qd7/Ka8, White to move, has an expectation
value of "mate in 2".

Who gives the fastest # from the standard worst
setup Ka1 Qb2 - Ke4 (give your algorithm as
Markov chain) and does it take 2*10=20 moves on
the average?

And what about KR/K, can White win at all?

Hauke Reddmann <:-EX8
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