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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. 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 really enjoyed the book but that may be linked to the fact that I love chess and mind games and that those kept me from thinking too much about story and plot Puzzles and games are fun and this introduced me to a new kind and that I am very happy about

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

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. 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 approaching these kind of problems are well explained in the first half of the book so that anyone and everyone can get a hang of themThe book depicts varied applications of the Modus Tollens principle In Holmes words it translates toWhen one has eliminated the impossible then whatever remains however improbable must be the truth

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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


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

  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

  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're of another level They're mainly about what's so called retrograde a

  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

  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 harde

  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 chal

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