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  1. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    16 Mar '14 12:28
    Greetings players and fellow patzers

    So recently a very good friend of mine sent me this in the post as a present:

    https://www.thinkfun.com/solitairechess

    You have pieces set on a 4x4 board, and the aim is to capture a piece with each move until only 1 piece is left.
    No King-checks, no castling, no en-passant, and no pawn promotions.
    All you do is capture pieces... Quite refreshing!

    I am stuck on one of the advanced ones (I haven't even got to the "expert" ones yet)
    Here's how the pieces are set:
    - Pawns on a1 and c2
    - Rook on b2
    - Knights on a3 and b4
    - Bishops on d2 and d4
    (Hide your solutions if you want to have a go!)

    What do you guys think of this concept?
  2. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    16 Mar '14 19:18
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    Greetings players and fellow patzers

    So recently a very good friend of mine sent me this in the post as a present:

    https://www.thinkfun.com/solitairechess

    You have pieces set on a 4x4 board, and the aim is to capture a piece with each move until only 1 piece is left.
    No King-checks, no castling, no en-passant, and no pawn promotions.
    Al ...[text shortened]... d d4
    (Hide your solutions if you want to have a go!)

    What do you guys think of this concept?
    Took me about 20mins to do the one quoted.
    Not been on the site but I enjoyed doing this 'un
    Adds a whole new concept to calculating exchanges!!
    Zak -If you haven't done it by Saturday, I'll show you in't pub!!
  3. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    16 Mar '14 20:22
    Originally posted by venda
    Took me about 20mins to do the one quoted.
    Not been on the site but I enjoyed doing this 'un
    Adds a whole new concept to calculating exchanges!!
    Zak -If you haven't done it by Saturday, I'll show you in't pub!!
    Yeah I finally got it... kicked myself for not solving it quicker lol

    And yep, see ya saturday!
  4. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    03 Apr '14 19:22
    Ok this is the first one of the expert ones.
    I've admitedly only spent 5 minutes looking at it, but feel would be good to share for you problem solvers out there

    place the pieces as follows:

    Bishop on a1
    Pawns on b1 and c4
    Rooks on a2 and d4
    Knights on c2 and d3

    Hide your solutions, and enjoy