Monday, May 14, 2012

Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Raymond Smullyan

This is not a book of chess problems but a book of logic puzzles about chess positions with Holmes and Watson as the main characters.  These puzzles are challenging, novel, and ingenious. In the positions you have to, for example, deduce whether White has moved a knight, or whether the queen was promoted or the original or on what square was the White queen captured?

Like in all Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Holmes, by his remarkable powers of deduction, is able to demonstrate what must have happened, move by move.  Fun stuff.

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