[Retros] Hit Team theme progress

Noam D. Elkies elkies at math.harvard.edu
Tue Aug 29 10:29:34 EDT 2017

I wrote:

>> [...] were you deliberately suggesting an obviously impossible task
>> (like finding a stalemate position where White has all 16 men on
>> their starting squares) and I didn't get the joke?

Juha Saukkola <juha_saukkola at hotmail.com> replies:

> I found nice position:
> r2qkbnr/pKpppppp/8/8/8/8/8/8
> :)

(later corrected: -Pa7)

> But this is more realistic:
> rnbqkbnr/ppp2ppN/8/7K/8/8/8/8

-Ng8 (or -Pg7, -Bf8) to make it pure.  These are nice, but
I specified "White has all 16 men on their starting squares",
and in your positions (with colors reversed) White has
fewer than 16 men.


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