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The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection

Ical reasoning that lies at the core of the Sherlock Holmes stories Raymond Smullyan has aptly set each one within its own Holmes Watson dialogue In each case Holmes by his remarkable powers of deduction is able to demonstrate to his awed admirers precisely what must have happened move by move at the scene of the crime the chess table Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes PDF For example what the missing piece is what suare it should be on wh. Lovely puzzles but starts off too hard and the presentation is messy The Numbers Game reasoning that lies at the core of the Sherlock Holmes stories Raymond Smullyan has aptly set each one within its own Holmes Watson dialogue In each case Holmes by his Tall man riding. remarkable powers of deduction is able to demonstrate to his awed admirers precisely what must have happened move by move at the scene of the crime the chess table Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes PDF For example what the missing piece is what suare it should be on wh. Lovely puzzles but starts off too hard and the presentation is messy

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Ether or not either side can castleIn the second half through a series of progressively difficult self contained chess problems Holmes with the reader's help solves a mystery and a double murder perpetrated of course by Moriarty And at the end of the book are ten bonus problems from Moriarty himself four of them composed before the age of nineChess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes is Smullyan's challenging and witty romp through the royal game. Raymond Smullyan is a fabulous writer and this is by far my favorite of his Even if you re not remotely a fan of chess these retroactive chess problems reuire and inspire a form of deduction that s both enjoyable stimulating If you like logical puzzles that make you think in creative ways help you understand valuable concepts Smullyan s books are all must reads and this one tops the list Homewrecker romp through the Make your own model forts & castles royal game. Raymond Smullyan is a fabulous writer and this is by far my favorite of his Even if you Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury re not How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim remotely a fan of chess these Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic reuire and inspire a form of deduction that s both enjoyable stimulating If you like logical puzzles that make you think in creative ways help you understand valuable concepts Smullyan s books are all must

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Here from Mysteries of eBook #9734 philosopherlogicianpuzzlemaker Raymond Smullyan are fifty elegant witty and altogether The Chess Epubuniue chess mysteries In each problem the solver has to deduce certain Chess Mysteries of MOBI #237 events in a game's past For example On what suare was the Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes PDF White ueen captured or Is the White ueen promoted or originalSince these problems involve the same sort of log. Although the book s title mentions chess and Holmes the book is not what would you expect Usually chess is all about playing a match or finding mates and best moves as puzzles However the chess puzzles in the book are completely different They re of another level They re mainly about what s so called retrograde and monochromatic analyses The first one retrograde analysis is about finding what moves have been played in a particular position and then you based on that finding you could deduce if castling is allowed or if White could mate in one move or Black s ueen s bishop was on that suare or this suare etc It s super fun The other one monochromatic is about games played by moving on the same colored suares eg finding the right color of a piece etc I felt that retrograde was much nicer and brainy so to speakTo be honest I didn t know that the chess puzzles in the book were of these kinds Had I known beforehand I might have opted against reading it Now that I read it I learned a huge deal about a game I thought I knew it very well Although the puzzles are different from typical chess problems they are just as exciting and perhaps even maybe a bit enjoyable I defiantly would want to continue learning on how to solve such puzzles They re amazing The only issue that bothered me and it was a big distraction is in the second part of the book The writer simply opted against showing the solutions so you have to go through the pages at the end of the book to check them It might sound like a trivial issue but believe me it s an annoying distraction The Homles part storywise on the other hand is rather dull and boring The story starts late and it s confusing and super boring I could say perhaps that the idea of the book is out of the world but the execution doesn t meet the expectation As a whole book it s a magnificent idea but executed poorly The other thing is that the puzzles level varies throughout the book which is a good thing Some of them are really difficult and some are just okay To enjoy the puzzle you have to enjoy the regular chess puzzles Otherwise you will find the book super boring


10 thoughts on “The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection

  1. says:

    I had not seen my old friend Holmes for some time and when I arrived at 221B Baker Street I found him intent on the study of a forei

  2. says:

    Looking at the current position of a game these puzzles will have you deduce facts about its past You just need to know the rules of chess to solve them They range from having to prove that black can't castle to being asked to find out where an unknown piece sitting at a given suare was positioned two moves ago The basic techniues for approac

  3. says:

    Although the book's title mentions chess and Holmes the book is not what would you expect Usually chess is all about playing a match or finding mates and best moves as puzzles However the chess puzzles in the book are completely diffe

  4. says:

    Several provocative problems in retrograde analysis

  5. says:

    Lovely puzzles but starts off too hard and the presentation is messy

  6. says:

    This book is a puzzle book that has a story line connecting the puzzles but before being a story it's a book of Retrograde Analysis done on chess boards The story was fun but really in terms of characters it's only really building on 2 well established characters that we already know and love Sherlock and Dr Watson I still

  7. says:

    I've lost my copy of this book and would like to work through all the puzzles Reading it made me appreciative of Sherlock Holmes I'd not noticed the connection between his methods of detection and this type of chess puzzle The title of the book

  8. says:

    Many of the hardest problems in the world aren't really all that complex once you manage to ask the right uestions The hardest part is to figure out what those uestions are This book is full of problems of just that type In fact this is probably the best place to train your right uestion asking abilities In the beginning

  9. says:

    Raymond Smullyan is a fabulous writer and this is by far my favorite of his Even if you're not remotely a fan of chess these retroactive chess problems reuire and inspire a form of deduction that's both enjoyable stimulating If you like logical puzzles that make you think in creative ways help you understand valuable concepts Smullyan's books are all must reads and this one tops the list

  10. says:

    This is not a book of chess problems It is a book of logic puzzles about chess positions couched in the charming idiom of Holmes and Watson And they are astonishing Who would have guessed that one could ever deduce whether White has moved a knight or whether a ueen is promoted or original? These puzzles are challenging novel and ingenious

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