[Retros] How many times could a Diagram be repeated during a legal game?
ageorge at amherst.edu
Sun Jun 3 10:50:51 EDT 2007
If "legal" means _legal under FIDE tournament rules_, then I believe the answer to your first question, (a), is "Infinitely many times"; that is, there is no upper bound to the number of times a position may be repeated. I posted my reasons on ChessProblem.net a while back, and you can find them here: <http://chessproblem.net/viewtopic.php?t=127>.
From: retros-bounces at janko.at on behalf of raosorio at fibertel.com.ar
Sent: Sun 6/3/07 10:01
To: retros at janko.at
Subject: [Retros] How many times could a Diagram be repeated during a legal game?
I want to share here something which is my mind from some years ago.
Let's define "Diagram" just as a board showing pieces on it, i.e., no matter
at all anything regarding the right's status, not even who's to move.
a) How many times could a Diagram be repeated during a legal game?
b) How many single moves are needed to show these repetitions starting
from a proper Diagram and knowing who's to move? (following the retro
I have the advantage to have headquarters at the Argentine Chess Club so I
have the opportunity to test this type of things with very skilfull master lever
players. It's remarkable how far are they to accept the the answer to a).
I will post my own answers in few days but it would be interesting to have
some interaction first (of course I could be missing something).
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