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  1. 17 May '09 18:32
    Has anyone read this book? If so is it worth picking up?
  2. 17 May '09 19:10
    If you like deduction and logical reasoning,yes.
    If you're looking to improve your game,no.
  3. 17 May '09 19:12
    It's mostly retrograde problems I believe, but I might be corrected. I guess "Sherlock Holmes" was added in the title for commercial purposes...
  4. 17 May '09 19:21
    Retro puzzles!Correct!Them odd backward things,couldn't remember what those were called.
    Not my kind of thing
  5. Standard member Blackamp
    Death
    17 May '09 23:57
    i enjoyed it. there's a companion volume by the same author called something like Chess Mysteries of the Arabian Nights (Knights?). as someone said, it's worth picking up if you like logic puzzles. i got a kick out of solving them.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    18 May '09 03:21
    Originally posted by dirtysniper
    Has anyone read this book? If so is it worth picking up?
    Absolutely. Great book!
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    18 May '09 03:24
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    It's mostly retrograde problems I believe, but I might be corrected. I guess "Sherlock Holmes" was added in the title for commercial purposes...
    There are actually stories behind every problem in which Holmes and Watson play a part. It's really a quite ingenious hook for introducing retro problems to the casual reader.
  8. 18 May '09 03:28
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Absolutely. Great book!
    I knew you would like it.

    I bet you read it starting from the last page.
  9. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    18 May '09 16:38
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I knew you would like it.

    I bet you read it starting from the last page.
    The chess mysteries of the Arabian Knights. i have read it twice, failed to solve a single problem, still i highly recommend it, never boring.