Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
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
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).