Letter #25 - 2012
Level of mate
06/29/12 04:04:52 PM
Just wondering how far your
Lokasoft Chess playing software can go to perform a mate.
Can a player have a checkmate
against the computer in six or more moves and the program window acknowledges
and announces it?
Thank you, great site!
Theoretically, a Chess program can perform a mate in
“x” moves provided it
has a good programming algorithm and reasonable “thinking” time is allotted to
perform the required computer calculations.
These set of rules also apply
to the Lokasoft Chess software. In the position below, you can
checkmate the computer in nine moves by moving your g3 Pawn to g4
square and the program will announce “Player mates in 9 Moves.”
In order to
this, and before making your first move, you need to change the
fixed time settings from default 10 seconds to 250 seconds (over 4
minutes) or more if needed, and then move your Pawn to g4.
Thank you for