Originally posted by DiapasonI'm guessing some level of master.
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From the article:
The puzzle may seem hopeless for white, with just a King and four pawns remaining, but it is possible to draw and even win.
Scientists have constructed it in a way to confound a ...[text shortened]... be able to see that a draw is possible.
I wonder what "average chess-playing human" means ...
Originally posted by byedidiaYeah, just looked at it. I assumed it would be an actual board not one of green pawns toys.
Looks like a draw to me, and I'm no master. If white just diddles with his king on the light squares, black has no way to make progress.
Originally posted by EladarWTF - they're telling me to take some time and think about it.
I'm guessing some level of master.
Originally posted by BigDoggProblemDid you read on in the thread after your knee jerk?
WTF - they're telling me to take some time and think about it.
Like any thought is necessary. Durh. Just move the wK around and black can't do sh|t, as another poster has already noticed [and no doubt every reader of the thread who actually bothered to click on the link].
If a human can't solve such a puzzle in a nanosecond, they need to find a different game to play. 😛🙄