## Chess – The number of possible ways of playing the First 4 moves

There are 318 Billion Possible Positions. There are 400 different possible positions after one move each(20 moves are possible for each player in the first move). There are 72,084 different possible positions after two moves each. There are over 9 million different possible positions after three moves each. There are over 318 billion different possible positions after four moves each. There are 169,518,829,100 ,544,000,000,000,000,000 (approximately 1.70 x 10^29) ways to play the first 10 moves of a game of chess. Some interesting chess facts The longest game of chess that is theoretically possible is 5,949 moves Longest chess game ever was Ivan Nikolic vs GoranRead More →