A tribute to "Most ways to uncheck the king"

Puzzling Asked by JKHA on December 7, 2020

Today, we had the great privilege to see @Paul Panzer’s answer being ticked at @thesilican’s absorbing puzzle.

I here propose a variant of his puzzle where it’s not mandatory to use a legal chess game.

Provide a checkerboard with as many chess pieces you want where:

  • It is Black’s turn to move
  • Black is in check
  • Black has the greatest number of different legal moves possible
  • "As many chess pieces you want…" except that there will be exactly one Black King!

In the following non legal chess game because there is an extra black Queen as well as there is no white King, you can uncheck Blacks with 12 different moves, moving a black Queen to e2, e3 and e4 or by moving the King.

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It is possible to do 42 thanks to Paul Panzer’s answer but how much can you get with non legal games?

3 Answers

The existing modification of the original answer seems quite solid. So I thought I would give it a go with

The best I could get for this was:

Answered by Sriotchilism O'Zaic on December 7, 2020

and thus...

Answered by Ben Barden on December 7, 2020

Answered by Retudin on December 7, 2020

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