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    On second thoughts he must be working on this one:

    Researchers are now hoping to move on to even bigger problems. However, it seems that grand master of the board games - chess - may remain unsolved for some time.

    It has somewhere in the range of a billion billion billion billion billion possible positions, meaning that computers, with their current capacity, would takes aeons to solve it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi
    On second thoughts he must be working on this one:

    Researchers are now hoping to move on to even bigger problems. However, it seems that grand master of the board games - chess - may remain unsolved for some time.

    It has somewhere in the range of a billion billion billion billion billion possible positions, meaning that computers, with their current capacity, would takes aeons to solve it.
    I've heard it said of a game of chess of average length, that there are more permutations than atoms in the universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi
    would takes aeons [/I]
    Reminds me of a great definition of eternity I once read:

    'Imagine a steel sphere as large as the Earth itself, and once every 1,000 years a fly lands on its surface and takes off again. When the sphere has completely worn away from the friction of this action, eternity will not have even begun.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg
    I've heard it said of a game of chess of average length, that there are more permutations than atoms in the universe.
    I've heard that before and googled to find these approximate figures:

    Number of atoms in the universe 10 to the power of 79

    Number of possible chess moves 10 to the power of 126

    So quite a few more then.
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