How many different sequences of plays (moves of pieces) are possible in the first ten moves of a chess game? I have seen numbers that range up to 30!, but I have no real idea how those numbers are derived or whether trhey are valid. In fact, I doubt if a factorial even has anything to do with it.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Any ideas?

Pete B

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# I How many possible plays in first 10 moves of a game of Chess

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