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Best Answer k-man, 16 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

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#1 Prime

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

This puzzle is from one of Martin Gardner's books:

 

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The position on the diagram occured when the White King was knocked off the board.

1. Restore the White King to the appropriate square.

2. Find the last two moves.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

i solved this puzzle from my Chessmaster 9 program..my  concern is.. can we make this thread a Chess Puzzle thread where anyone can post new  puzzles?


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

Chess puzzle thread is a reasonable suggestion.
 
Solver can be the one to post a new puzzle.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

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That is the key to the solution. You mentioned in your previous post that Chessmaster 9 solved it for you. Or did I misunderstand?

 

This is not a traditional chess puzzle in a sense of finding winning moves. Although, you must know the rules of the game to ensure all moves and positions are legal. In that sense it is a logical puzzle. Similar to the one I posted few years ago on this forum: http://brainden.com/...te-on-4th-move/ which came from the same source.

If there was a chess puzzle thread on this forum, I'd follow it.


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Past prime, actually.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:10 PM


Chess puzzle thread is a reasonable suggestion.
 
Solver can be the one to post a new puzzle.

I would certainly be interested in this thread.

 

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:10 PM   Best Answer

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

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That’s the solution!

From viewpoint of chess game objective, that position may or may not make sense. But all the moves and resulting positions are legal.

 

As far as making sense of the game...

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Must recognize TSLF, who apparently has solved this puzzle before and therefore abstained from posting the solution. (Posted a good hint though.)


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