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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 19 May '08 10:52
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2008-03-14-leondardo-chess-puzzles_N.htm
  2. Standard member thyme
    Undutchable
    20 May '08 07:20
    Originally posted by David113
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2008-03-14-leondardo-chess-puzzles_N.htm
    It was Luca Pacioli. Give someone else some credit for a change can't you?
  3. 20 May '08 10:10
    Originally posted by thyme
    It was Luca Pacioli. Give someone else some credit for a change can't you?
    Pacioli wrote the book; Leonardo (maybe) illustrated it.
  4. Standard member thyme
    Undutchable
    20 May '08 12:46
    Originally posted by David113
    Pacioli wrote the book; Leonardo (maybe) illustrated it.
    Some of it.

    It looks nice.

    Luca Pacioli figures in a childrens book: Crusade in jeans. But there's no mention of Leonardo in it.
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 May '08 20:29
    Originally posted by David113
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2008-03-14-leondardo-chess-puzzles_N.htm
    I wonder if that was before or after the change to modern play, pawns up 2 on the first move, en passant and such. Also, has anyone shown unequivecally what the symbols represent. They look almost japanese, like shogi notation.
  6. 26 May '08 10:42
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I wonder if that was before or after the change to modern play, pawns up 2 on the first move, en passant and such. Also, has anyone shown unequivecally what the symbols represent. They look almost japanese, like shogi notation.
    Well, the linked article claims the manuscript was written around 1500. And the modern rule changes were introduced in the 16th century so it is probable that the manuscript was written before the changes, but not too long before.

    I am just guessing though.