I solved the problem in 35 minutes by moving the White pieces four straight
times, leaving the Black stable. Here is my solution: K-B7, B-B2, B-B5,
Chula Vista, Calif.
I have been studying it for two days and have not yet solved it.
the Messrs. Ricchenti, Levi and Terrel nor the many other readers who sent SI
their "solutions." To end the suspense, here are the magic moves: the
key first move, Kt-B6, limits Black to three possible moves.
of these alternatives:
1 Kt-B6, K-Q3; 2 B-B2, P-K5; 3 R-Q2ch, KxKt; 4 B-Q7 mate. If Black moves
2...K-Q4; 3 Kt-Kt4ch, K-Q3; 4 B-B5 mate. If Black moves 3...K-K5;4 R-B4
1 Kt-B6, K-K5; 2 Kt-Kt4, K-K6; 3 BxP, K-K5; 4 R-K2 mate. If Black moves
2...K-Q5; 3 B-B2ch, K-K5; 4 R-B4 mate.
1 Kt-B6, P-K5; 2 Kt-K7ch, K-Q5; 3 B-K2, K-K6; 4 Kt-B5 mate. If Black moves
3...P-K6; 4 R-B4 mate.
Before you consider Mr. Metcalfe's suggestion that you sponsor the Lhasa apso
dog on the Place the Face television program (19TH HOLE, Oct. 3), take my
advice and avoid a certain fiasco.
No amount of
disguise could fool any literate American who knows Li'l Abner's old friend
Hairless Joe when he sees him.