plycount

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ply +‎ count

Noun[edit]

plycount (plural plycounts)

  1. (neologism, chess) The total number of moves in a game, counting each player's move as 1.
    • 2004. Jaap van den Herik, Hiroyuki Iida, Ernst A. Heinz. Advances in Computer Games: Many Games, Many Challenges... Springer 2004, p. 216 [1]:
      Take note that if the side to move wins, the plycount must be an odd number, since that side makes the last move.

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