Experts didn’t expect 7-piece endgames to be solved until after year 2015, but ChessOK.com reportedly managed to solve the task much sooner, providing Lomonosov Tablebases reportedly consisting of more than 140.000 Gigabytes of data.
We are happy to say that several Arab sheiks (they asked not to publish their names yet) are ready to sponsor a project that aims building the complete chess tables by 2263. The date of the complete solution has been calculated due to Moore law and is confirmed by dates of 3-4-5-6-7-man endgame solutions: one can say that the number of pieces in solved endgames grows by one every ten years. So in 250 years the whole game of chess will be considered, and the world will know at last whether White can win when both players are playing optimal moves. Some skeptics may say that the complete solution is impossible due to vast number of positions, but they do not take into account new technologies: probably soon we will use computers that operate at subatomic level. Some skeptics also predicted several times that the Moore law will die, but the law is still alive and true (and we are not sure about the skeptics)."