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A006494 Number of possible chess games at the end of the n-th ply plus number of games that terminate (i.e., mate) in fewer than n plies. 6
1, 20, 400, 8902, 197281, 4865617, 119060679, 3195913043, 84999425906, 2439540533153, 69353270203366, 2097660204806910, 62855340727822758, 1981075507583376209 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

This sequence is A048987 plus the cumulative sum of A079485. - Richard Bean (rwb(AT)eskimo.com), Jun 18 2003

REFERENCES

James Gleick, Faster, Vintage Books, NY, 2000 (see pp. 259-261).

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..13.

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Chess

Index entries for sequences related to number of chess games

CROSSREFS

Cf. A048987, A079485.

Sequence in context: A285874 A007577 A048987 * A007545 A055476 A223180

Adjacent sequences:  A006491 A006492 A006493 * A006495 A006496 A006497

KEYWORD

nonn,hard,nice,fini

AUTHOR

Ken Thompson (ken(AT)google.com)

EXTENSIONS

a(8)-a(10) from François Labelle, Jan 22 2004

a(11) from François Labelle, Jul 25 2004, who thanks Joost de Heer for providing computer time

a(12) from François Labelle, Mar 04 2012

a(13) from François Labelle, Aug 15 2017

STATUS

approved

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