Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:****Andrew Baxter**, Rutgers University, baxter{at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu**Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Mathematics of Chess Endgame

Speaker: **Thotsaporn "Aek" Thanatipanonda**, Dickinson College

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

Chess is a very popular board game. Chess endgame occurs when both sides have only few pieces left on the board. We will talk about techniques to determine the least number of moves to win a particular endgame on a general m by n board (instead of just the standard 8 by 8 board).