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Re: A new and largest-known prime number has been discovered!
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:36:04 pm »
Here is the huygens, which is a chess piece that jumps prime numbers of squares (orthogonal directions). It was named after Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch mathematician and astronomer. (Other things have been named after him too, including a spacecraft that visited Saturn).
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By being the discoverer of several prime numbers, you have helped to determine the specific moves of the huygens. For example, the huygens can make a jump of [6x10^(231617) + 1] squares. The huygens is played best in versions of infinite chess (unbounded boards), and obviously would not be very interesting on the normal 8x8 board.

I'm not sure if this move would actually ever be useful in a chess game, but thanks to your work, at least we understand the huygen's moves a little better. :)
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 03:42:42 pm by chilipepper »
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