Monday, July 25, 2011

No-draw puzzles

Bill Smythe of Rogers Park posted some ingenious and amusing puzzles on the U.S. Chess Federation's "All Things Chess" forum.  Imagine some minor modifications to the rules of chess: repetitions of position are now prohibited, and the definitions of checkmate and stalemate are altered.

Can you figure out the theoretical result of king vs. king without resulting to brute force?  I can't!

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