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Splendid collection of 99 puzzles, all built around the chessboard. Arithmetical and probability problems, chessboard recreations, geometrical puzzles, mathematical amusements and games, more. Many standard problems with new, interesting twists. You dont need to be a chess player, just know the rules of the game. Solutions.


99 puzzles built around the chessboard. Arithmetical and probability problems, chessboard recreations, geometrical puzzles, mathematical amusements and games, more. Solutions.

Table of Contents

Arithmetic and Probability Problems

  Number of rectangles

  Result of the chess game

  Number of chess players in the tournament

  Sum of the crossed-out numbers

  Four selected numbers

  Nonattacking rooks and the sum of numbers

  Nonattacking rooks and the value of a determinant

  Rook polynomials

  Encircling points on a square

  Probability of attacking queens

  Probability of king's tour

  Match between two chess players

  Two consecutive wins

  Intersection of square's edges


Chessboard Diversions

  Symmetry in the ending

  Retrograde problem

  The immovable king

  No-three-in-line problem

  Four-in-a-row problem

  Minimum-pieces problems

  Four attacking queens

  Minimum and maximum attacks

  Minimum and maximum moves

  The eight-queens problem

  Winning a game with the minimal length of moves

  Replacement problem with queens

  Walk through a chess park

  Beetle's tour on a chessboard

  Traveling salesman's route

  Five rooks

  Police patrol

  Four moving beetles

  Arrangement of numbers

  Sinking the ships

  Knight's fourfold attacks

  Kriegsspiel problem

  Mate with eight rooks

  Mate by two queens

  Check by two knights

  Minimal game to kings

  Mirror-image selfmate


Chess-piece Tours

  The queen's shortest route

  Five moves of the queen

  King's magic re-entrant path

  The longest uncrossed knight's tour

  Knight's re-entrant path

  Roundabout knight's tour

  Knight's tour on a 4x4 board

  Knight's tour on a quarter of chessboard

  Knight's re-entrant path over the cube

  Knight's tour on the three-dimensional 4x4x4 board

  Knight's tour on an infinite board

  The largest bishop's tour

  The longest and the shortest king's tours

  Lost-king tour

  Rook's re-entrant path with obstacles

  Rook's dance around pawns

  The number of knight's paths

  Guarini's problem

  Variant I of Guarini's problem

  Variant II of Guarini's problem

  Knights crossing over the Danube

  Knight on a solitaire board

  Camel's tour


Geometric puzzles

  Maximum number of cut squares

  The first joiner's problem

  The second joiner's problem

  The third joiner's problem

  Geometrical paradox: 64 = 65

  Four pawns on the edges of a chessboard

  Dividing a chessboard with four knights

  Assembling a chessboard

  Rooks and knights on a 6x6 board

  Dividing by matches

  Chess cube

  Building a 6x6x6 cube

  Piece-placement problem

  Figure of the smallest diameter

  Where is the king?


Mathematical Amusements and Games

  Covering by dominoes

  Another problem with covering dominoes

  Covering by k-minoes

  Pentaminoes on a chessboard

  Rolling cube on a chessboard

  Rolling cubes on a 3x3 board

  Presidential candidates

  Switching puzzle on a chessboard

  Mosaic transfiguration

  The pushing rook

  King-cornering game

  Domino game on a chessboard


Miscellaneous Puzzles

  Suicidal king

  Nonattacking superqueens

  Elimination of squares

  Termite on a cube

  Movement of nine queens

  Magic squares on a chessboard

  Magic cube

  Extension of the magic squares

  Magic domino squares

  Latin squares

  Shinkman's zig-zag problems

  Pistol theme

  Cylindrical chess

  The eight-queens problem on a cylindrical board

  Toroidal chess

  Projective chess

  Combined problems

  Coloring a 9x9 square

  Coloring a chessboard


Product Details

Petkovic, Miodrag
Dover Publications
Mineola, N.Y. :
Recreations & Games
Mathematical recreations
Chess - General
Games-General Puzzles
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Trade Paper
Dover Recreational Math
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