[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment The Right Way to Check - Solution. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2002-10-23 UTCThe following comment came on this page by email, from `Ulrich'. Ulrich, thanks for the comment. I have a remark on the shatranj problem 'Check!'. There is a shorter solution to the problem than depicted here. On move 4, the white knight should go to f7 instead of c6, which would cover the escape square on g5. This gives 4. ...Ne4 (just delaying one move) and then 5. Rxe4+, Kf6 6. Nd5 mate. In addition, if white plays 4. Nc6+, then 4. ...Ne4 is bad because it follows: 5. Rxe4+ (covering the pawn on g4!) and then 5. ...Kf6, 6. Nd5+, Kg5 and 7. Ee3 mate, allowing the most useless piece the final strike :) This is still shorter than the reported line. Given that you repaired the problem with the c7 pawn already, my guess would be that the author did not intend this as a problem in todays sense but rather as a nice series of checks.