Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 3 by Garry Kasparov

By Garry Kasparov

This superb compilation of play from the Nineteen Sixties via to the Seventies types the foundation of the 3rd a part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive heritage of the area Chess Championship. This quantity beneficial properties the play of champions Tigran Petrosian (1963-1969) and Boris Spassky (1969-1972).

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D6 , A1 . 18. 18 Covering the 8 × 8 board with tetrominoes. On the other hand, it is impossible to cover the entire 8 × 8 board using only Z tetrominoes. Suppose you were to start by covering the upper left-hand corner square with a Z tetromino placed horizontally. This would then force you to place another one right next to it, also along the top row, and then a third one is forced as well. But then you are really completely stuck, since there is no way to cover the remaining two squares at the end of the top row.

2 that misses only four squares: a, b, c, d. Rather than backtracking at this point and trying different paths either at random or one by one, since neither approach seems at all promising, Euler’s strategy is to deal with what is missing from our current tour methodically one step at a time. 2 An incomplete open tour. 3 Closing the tour. the time being the four missing squares a, b, c, and d). 3 that we can form a closed tour of these 60 squares by merely tracing the original tour from 1 to 51, then jumping to 60 and working backwards to 52 and finally jumping back to 1.

So let’s begin this section by seeing why there are no tours for the 3 × 6 or the 3 × 8 boards. The 3 × 4 board, which also has no tour, we will leave for later as a special case of another situation, and so we will ignore it for now. The 3 × 6 Chessboard For the 3 × 6 board we will use an easy idea from graph theory. I’ll describe the idea first in terms of necklaces. 1 Removing two vertices from the knights graph of the 3 × 6 board. if the two links happened to be right next to one another); three links, three pieces; and so on.

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