Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Chess Probabilities


How many possible moves are there in chess?  

"The number of distinct chess positions after White’s first move is 20 (16 pawn moves and 4 knight moves).  

There are 400 distinct chess positions after two moves (first move for White, followed by first move for Black). 

There are 5,362 distinct chess positions or 8,902 total positions after three moves (White’s second move).  

There are 71,852 distinct chess positions or 197,742 total positions after four moves (two moves for White and two moves for Black).  

There are 809,896 distinct positions or 4, 897,256 total positions after 5 moves. 

There are 9,132,484 distinct positions or 120,921,506 total positions after 6 moves (three moves for White and three moves for Black).  

The total number of chess positions after 7 moves is 3,284,294,545.  

The total number of chess positions is about 2x10 to the 46 power."*

Now, imagine if the chess board is greater than 64 squares and played with greater than six different types of sixteen player pieces.   

How many possible positions are there then?  

Does it really depend, especially when the board and pieces belong not to you, but the Lord, and chess positions near incalculable after extended passage of time?  

Do you imagine you see the total board, pieces and players?  

And how will it all play out at each point in time?  


You think you can see one move ahead, two moves ahead or more?  

On what size of board?  

With what type of pieces? 

How then, are you seeing your moves and their moves ahead of time?  

And you think diviners see all the probabilities and possibilities on the correct board, its pieces and players?

I cannot predict which position or what pieces you will be playing, pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen, king, but I know where it will all end.  

It will all end with the Lord's Judgement.  

In the end, you are playing with the Lord on the Lord's chess board and against yourself in tests of character.

* Reed Richards.

Tried to post at 1:25 pm Central time, but experienced technical difficulties.

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