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$1m prize Competition to solve 8 queen chess challenge
« on: September 02, 2017, 05:48:06 pm »
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Researchers at the University of St Andrews are challenging people to claim $1m (£770,000) by finding the solution to a "simple" chess puzzle.

Computer programmers would be able to pocket the cash, which is offered by the Clay Mathematics Institute in America, if they found an efficient solution to the famous eight queens puzzle.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/dollar1m-prize-offered-to-solve-simple-chess-puzzle/ar-AAr5oI2?li=BBoPWjQ

I found one of the solutions and was happy then realize that they wanted someone to create a program which will quickly find a solution to this problem.  :uhhhfacepalm:
Warm up drills
   - a walk, b skip quick powerful switch (heel to hams focus), a runs, dribbles small to big to run, straight leg to runs (force, reflex, go up/forward). force to hit the ground before it hits the ground knee/hip is at 90 degrees.
   - acceleration: low heel recovery, shin angle low, drive legs back before hitting the ground and drive thighs/knee forward not up
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Measuring reminder:
5 toe to heel steps = 148cm
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Re: $1m prize Competition to solve 8 queen chess challenge
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 07:03:27 am »
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Do you play chess? I never played as a kid but really got into it in my adult life.

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Re: $1m prize Competition to solve 8 queen chess challenge
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 11:26:12 am »
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Do you play chess? I never played as a kid but really got into it in my adult life.

I used to play it. It's fun but have more focus on my training.
Warm up drills
   - a walk, b skip quick powerful switch (heel to hams focus), a runs, dribbles small to big to run, straight leg to runs (force, reflex, go up/forward). force to hit the ground before it hits the ground knee/hip is at 90 degrees.
   - acceleration: low heel recovery, shin angle low, drive legs back before hitting the ground and drive thighs/knee forward not up
-------------------------------------------------------------
Measuring reminder:
5 toe to heel steps = 148cm
------------------------------------------------------------------------

�Strength comes from the legs, Power comes from the torso and Speed comes from the arm.� � Al Vermeil
Arm also aids the legs in driving it down with power - seifullaah73

My Progress Log
A Journey to Running fast and Jumping High
http://www.adarq.org/progress-journals-experimental-routines/my-journey-to-hypertrophy/

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Re: $1m prize Competition to solve 8 queen chess challenge
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 01:16:07 am »
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Do you play chess? I never played as a kid but really got into it in my adult life.

I used to play it. It's fun but have more focus on my training.

Yes, I got to a point where I could usually beat a 1200 computer, but to go further would require actual study of openings and midgame tactics, and it just becomes like school again. I'm acole14 on chess.com if anyone wants to play me though!

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Re: $1m prize Competition to solve 8 queen chess challenge
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 06:32:24 am »
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Researchers at the University of St Andrews are challenging people to claim $1m (£770,000) by finding the solution to a "simple" chess puzzle.

Computer programmers would be able to pocket the cash, which is offered by the Clay Mathematics Institute in America, if they found an efficient solution to the famous eight queens puzzle.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/dollar1m-prize-offered-to-solve-simple-chess-puzzle/ar-AAr5oI2?li=BBoPWjQ

I found one of the solutions and was happy then realize that they wanted someone to create a program which will quickly find a solution to this problem.  :uhhhfacepalm:

hah

solving it efficiently would probably create a whole new branch of computation/math. people have been trying to solve that efficiently for a long time, so I bet the money is safe for a while.



Do you play chess? I never played as a kid but really got into it in my adult life.

I used to play it. It's fun but have more focus on my training.

Yes, I got to a point where I could usually beat a 1200 computer, but to go further would require actual study of openings and midgame tactics, and it just becomes like school again. I'm acole14 on chess.com if anyone wants to play me though!

nice!!

always been interested in it but never gave it a try .. wish I had gotten into it when I was younger, would have definitely been something i'd have gotten addicted to, I imagine.

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Re: $1m prize Competition to solve 8 queen chess challenge
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 07:09:08 am »
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I actually got to a point where I had studied several openings to quite a bit of depth and had a chess opening trainer software, now I have not gone there in a long time.
Warm up drills
   - a walk, b skip quick powerful switch (heel to hams focus), a runs, dribbles small to big to run, straight leg to runs (force, reflex, go up/forward). force to hit the ground before it hits the ground knee/hip is at 90 degrees.
   - acceleration: low heel recovery, shin angle low, drive legs back before hitting the ground and drive thighs/knee forward not up
-------------------------------------------------------------
Measuring reminder:
5 toe to heel steps = 148cm
------------------------------------------------------------------------

�Strength comes from the legs, Power comes from the torso and Speed comes from the arm.� � Al Vermeil
Arm also aids the legs in driving it down with power - seifullaah73

My Progress Log
A Journey to Running fast and Jumping High
http://www.adarq.org/progress-journals-experimental-routines/my-journey-to-hypertrophy/