Originally posted by CalJustexf6 e.p.?
This comes from a book Amusements in Mathematics, by H E Dudeney (No 355)
Strolling into one of the rooms of a London club, I notice a position left by two players who had gone. It is evident that White has checkmated Black. But how did he do it??
The board looks like this:
White has a Bishop on b1, pawns on a2, f6, g5, h4. King on g8
Black has a pawn on h5 and his King on g6.
Originally posted by eyeqpcNo, this is correct. Set up the board:
I think Mephisto was right.
The board would have been set up as such
Black then would advance his f pawn 2 spaces to f5 to block check.
Then White would take the f pawn (en passent) exf6 resulting in checkmate