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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

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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 For example what the missing piece is; what suare it should be on; whether or not either side can castleIn the second. Lovely puzzles but starts off too hard and the presentation is messy

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Here from philosopherlogicianpuzzlemaker Raymond Smullyan are fifty elegant witty and altogether uniue chess mysteries In each problem the solver has to deduce certain events in a game's past For example On what suare was the White ueen captured or Is the White ueen promoted or originalSince these problems involve the same sort of logical reasoning that lies at the core of the Sherlock Holmes. 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 foreign newspaperWhat do you know about the Chess Olympiad Watson he asked without looking upI believe it is a bi yearly team tournament I said unable to hide my satisfaction at for once being moderately well informed The most recent edition was held in Troms Norway and has just finished China won the open event and if my memory serves me Russia took first place in the women s sectionVery good replied Holmes impatiently And how successful were the teams from Burundi and the SeychellesI have no idea I said surprised I was to be honest unaware that these countries were renowned in chess circlesUp until this week said Holmes as he carefully lit his pipe and arranged several clippings on the table you would have been correct But there have been some interesting developments He blew out a fragrant cloud of smoke To begin somewhere around the second round the entire Burundian women s team disappeared They failed to arrive for their third fourth and fifth round matches and were then removed from the scoreboardIs this a common occurrence in chess tournaments I asked puzzledVery definitely not replied Holmes In fact it is almost uniue in my experience But there is to come In the final round a player from the Seychelles collapsed during their match against Rwanda Play was stopped and the doctors present made strenuous efforts to revive him but without success The poor fellow a Mr Kurt Meier was pronounced dead soon afterHow extraordinary I exclaimedIndeed said Holmes So you will understand that I became even curious when the Norwegian newspapers this morning reported that another player had been found dead in his hotel room They stressed that foul play is not suspected But I wonderAs one well might I saidI see we are in agreement Holmes replied This matter clearly reuires careful investigation I have taken the liberty of booking tickets on the 315 to Oslo with a little luck that will allow us to catch the connecting flight to Troms All the events described above are apparently genuine If anyone feels like continuing the story please be my guest

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection
  • Raymond M. Smullyan
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9780812923896

About the Author: Raymond M. Smullyan

Raymond M Smullyan was a logician musician Zen master puzzle master and writer



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 foreign newspaperWhat do you know about the Chess Olympiad Watson? he asked without looking upI believe it is a bi yearly team tournament I said unable to hide my satisfaction at for once being moderately well informed The most recent edition was held in Tromsø Norway and has just finished China won the open event

  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 approa

  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 different They'

  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 Wa

  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 titl

  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 beginnin

  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 o

  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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