Is this chess related question on topic?

How far can a knight travel without visiting the same square twice?


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I think chess puzzles are off topic, myself. At least one other such "hypothetical" was closed as off-topic.

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    Well, I think chess problems are ok to ask, especially if it's a question about a problem (and not just "what is the solution?"). However, this is just a puzzle that's related to chess, so I think it's borderline - I won't vote to close, but I'd understand if it was closed. Jun 20, 2011 at 23:18
  • A puzzle is not a game. No element of competition...
    – aramis
    Jun 21, 2011 at 3:57
  • so cooperative games are no games because they have no competition?
    – o0'.
    Jun 21, 2011 at 9:21
  • @lo' Argument in absurd extremes does you no justice... you obviously haven't played enough to realize the competition level most of them have. (Most are in fact many vs 1, and the few that aren't are usually randomized so that the challenge is vs the game itself, thus preserving replayability. Chess puzzles (and shogi puzzles, math puzzles, riddles, etc, lack replayability.
    – aramis
    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:00
  • Oh, and in this case, the answer is a general search lookup... there's no room for multiple answers.
    – aramis
    Jun 21, 2011 at 10:02

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