Even allowing for the typo and the game having played beforehand - is there any story behind any of the games played like this? Surely even as late as blacks last move there are more preferable options available (fxg3 looks like leading to mate), and whites movement looks like it'd be from a retro problem.
Originally posted by perihelion Since it's only 12 moves, you could use a computer to check that and see if it really is the fastest way to a no loss stalemate. Pretty impressive.
I wonder if a computer was used to find that in the first place...
Sam Loyd composed both of these examples. They're both really well known (except to Bowmann, who has no idea who Sam Loyd is 😛), so I'm not surprised that tournament players have used them for pre-arranged draws.
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem Sam Loyd composed both of these examples. They're both really well known (except to Bowmann, who has no idea who Sam Loyd is 😛), so I'm not surprised that tournament players have used them for pre-arranged draws.
You are right, it looked familiar to me but didn't pay attention. Strange that the note about that game didn't mention it.
Sam Loyd is known for all sorts of puzzles, not just chess. The 15/16 game is probably the best known (15 little squares arranged in a 4x4 square, and you have to shift squares to put them in given sequence). Who hasn't played with that, probably more popular thanRubik's cube.
Well, in that case I have to believe that BiggDogproblem has a point.
Check this out: http://www.cut-the-knot.org/pythagoras/fifteen.shtml
and enlighten us with the name you give to this game. Or worse, that you never played it...