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Black's last move?

  1. Jun 19, 2004 #1

    BobG

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    Provided the image works (hope, hope) what was Black's last move?
    (it's currently white's turn)

    This is a pretty easy one. For some harder ones, check:

    http://www.janko.at/Retros/
     

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  3. Jun 20, 2004 #2
    I am awfully sorry, but could anyone please explain me, why do i get:

    hemmul, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

    message, when trying to view the picture you posted? :rofl:
     
  4. Jun 20, 2004 #3

    Gokul43201

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    I got the same message. It's confusing, but perhaps the picture is awaiting authorization by the admins ?
     
  5. Jun 20, 2004 #4

    arildno

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    I love these chess puzzles; Raymond Smullyan's "Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes" and "Arabian knights" are great.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2004 #5

    marcus

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    haven't seen those two by Smullyan
    I remember enjoying very much a book of logic puzzles by him
    called
    "What is the name of this book?"


    an exellent sample question from that book was:

    "which is better, eternal happiness or a ham sandwich?"
     
  7. Jun 21, 2004 #6
    i saw the picture, but it was a bit bizzare. i mean, i could see just the black peices, the white ones were nowhere around.

    please check the page.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2004 #7

    BobG

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    When I click on it, it comes up fine, but that might not necessarily be a good test, since I'm the one that posted it.

    Should have had only one black piece: Black King at A8.

    White pieces: King at C8, Bishop at G1, Pawn at H2

    (A-H left to right) (1 - 8 bottom to top)
     
  9. Jun 21, 2004 #8

    Njorl

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    Here's an interesting idea for the last two moves

    black, K a7-a8
    white p g2-g1 ->bishop

    It is rare to ask for a bishop when advancing a pawn, and also rare to use notation which starts with black in the 1 and 2 ranks, but it is not unheard of.

    Njorl
     
  10. Jun 21, 2004 #9

    Gokul43201

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    Maybe white was toying with black...who anyways is doomed in 4 or 5 moves.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2004 #10

    BobG

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    Well, I admit it is creative, and you at least noticed the problem with the bishop's location, but that's not what happened. In other words, the problem uses normal notation with white starting from the 1 and 2 ranks.
     
  12. Jun 22, 2004 #11

    Njorl

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    Oh, I discovered the real solution right away. I'm just horsing around.

    Njorl
     
  13. Jun 22, 2004 #12
    1. Nb6-a8+ Kxa8

    =======================

    WHITE:
    King on c1
    Rook on b1
    Knight on a1
    Pawns on b2, c2, and d2

    BLACK: King on a2

    What was the last move played?
     
  14. Jun 23, 2004 #13

    BobG

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    Ursole was correct.

    Last two moves on Ursole's puzzle:

    Black - Ne2-c1 (any pieces taken unknown)
    White - Kd1xN
     
  15. Jun 25, 2004 #14
    Well done, BobG.

    A normal game of chess begins with 1. e4 and ends with one player playing NxR mate as his 5th move.

    Reconstruct the game.
     
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