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  1. Joined
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    28 Jan '13 13:00
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    28 Jan '13 13:57
    Well there is only one way to find out, keep trying!! 😛
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    28 Jan '13 14:061 edit
    Originally posted by Outback
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  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    At the edge
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    28 Jan '13 14:19
    Originally posted by Outback
    Game in progress?
  5. Joined
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    28 Jan '13 16:45
    Nope - no game in progress. Just an argument between a colleague and I. Took me a bet he could. He couldn't.
  6. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
    Linkenheim
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    28 Jan '13 16:50
    The answer is of course: No.

    The argument is as follows: The most a single King can achieve against the opposing King is to block it on one side, preferebly even in the corner. But then at least two adjacent fileds ahve to be covered by the attacking piece and the Knight (or a bishop) can only get one. So even with worst play a checkmate is impossible. But a stalemate is difficult bt possible.
  7. Standard memberChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    American West
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    28 Jan '13 17:16
    Originally posted by Outback
    You need at least bishop and a knight, or 2 bishops or a lone rook to force a mate.
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