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  Alien match - mate of multiple kings




6mick

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Sun Aug 19 2018 10:49PM | MsgID: 19786980


It's a bizarre whimsy, recalled from perhaps 55 years ago, so probably not accurately. A google search turned up something very similar, perhaps a variant of the one I was looking for, or vice versa. It's called the Bandit's game. I think the diagram is different, but still interesting. I think the final mate of 3 kings is h7, h8.
I was going to post it just now, but can't copy the graphics. If anyone is interested, they can search it in google, or post here and I'll email it to them.







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I hope you find it. It does sound like a very interesting chess puzzle.







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Thu Aug 16 2018 12:58AM | MsgID: 19786867


Hard to find a category for this. A long time ago I read a story, or perhaps just a funny chess tale. It concerned an alien species taking over the world and one way or another, a single human chessplayer holds the destiny of the planet in his hands. Discovering that chess is the most intellectual endeavour of humans, this player has to first instruct an alien in how to play, and then beat him. The human is being resoundingly thrashed, and the alien is able to advance a pawn to the eighth rank. When told he can promote it to any piece, the alien makes a second king, waving off the human's protest. He then promotes several more kings from pawns, ending up with maybe 4 or 5. The story ends with the human, still massively behind in manpower, coming up with a way to save the human race by mating all of the kings at once. (With diagram, of course).
So does this ring a bell with anyone? Does anyone know the book or author?