I am starting to look at chessboard representation with the 0x88 hex array board rep, but I'm getting confused! Please help me understand it properly!
The 0x88 chess board representations I have seen as examples around on net resources say it can be thought of as representing a 16x8 2D array (size 128 and so is used as 2 boards side by side to check off board moves etc).
However, afaik, hex value 0x88 is equivalent to 136 in decimal (10001000 in binary) so why is the array size not size 136 (136 bytes)? I must be overlooking something simple with this. I apologise for this and will no doubt feel very foolish when I find what mistaken thinking my brain is stuck with over this!
I am grateful for any helpful replies,many thanks