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Opening Moves


Puzzle ID:#11106
Fun:*** (2.22)
Difficulty:** (1.33)
Submitted By:jizzyhuggs****
Corrected By:BobbyKat




In a game of chess, how many different choices do you have for your first move?


20. There are 16 possible pawn moves, and four possible knight moves.

Technically, you could also surrender the game on the first move by knocking over your king, making 21 possible opening moves.


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Apr 02, 2003

haha i forgot u can move 2 spaces of the first move with the pawn.
Jun 10, 2003

You could also Offer a Draw. That makes 22.
Aug 04, 2006

Resigning and offering a draw are not moves. 20 is the answer.
Jun 27, 2007

I wasn't sure you could move the knights, but I thought you might.


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