You are on the backup site for Any posts, moves, or other changes you make here will not be permanent, because the pages and database from the main site will be backed up here every midnight EST. Additionally, things may not be working right, because this site is also a testbed for newer system software. So, if you are not here to test, develop, or merely read this site, you may want to change .org to .com in the navigation bar and go to the main site.

The Chess Variant Pages

Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
Mark Lowery wrote on 2005-01-09 UTCGood ★★★★
Regarding the alternative solution in Hans Bodlaender article, if Black plays 2... Kh8-g8, then to me it seems that White has a second much simpler mating line than the one provided on the solution page (i.e., 'If black plays on his second move 2. ..., Kh8-g8, then white plays 3. Rh1 - h8 +, and the game continues as after move 4 above.'). Mate would follow with 3. f6-f7+, Kf8 4. Rh1-h8, mate. The squares e7 and g7 are defended by the Elephant at f5, forcing Black's King to move to e8 where it becomes entombed on a mating square. The description of Shantraj on the Dilaram's Problem page, and on the Shantraj page, seems to support this...or am I missing something? <a href=''>Mark Lowery's Exciting World of Chess</a> [email protected]

Edit Form

Comment on the page Dilaram's problem, chess problems of 1001 years ago

Quick Markdown Guide

By default, new comments may be entered as Markdown, simple markup syntax designed to be readable and not look like markup. Comments stored as Markdown will be converted to HTML by Parsedown before displaying them. This follows the Github Flavored Markdown Spec with support for Markdown Extra. For a good overview of Markdown in general, check out the Markdown Guide. Here is a quick comparison of some commonly used Markdown with the rendered result:

Top level header: <H1>

Block quote

Second paragraph in block quote

First Paragraph of response. Italics, bold, and bold italics.

Second Paragraph after blank line. Here is some HTML code mixed in with the Markdown, and here is the same <U>HTML code</U> enclosed by backticks.

Secondary Header: <H2>

  • Unordered list item
  • Second unordered list item
  • New unordered list
    • Nested list item

Third Level header <H3>

  1. An ordered list item.
  2. A second ordered list item with the same number.
  3. A third ordered list item.

Alt text for a graphic image

A definition list
A list of terms, each with one or more definitions following it.
An HTML construct using the tags <DL>, <DT> and <DD>.
A term
Its definition after a colon.
A second definition.
A third definition.
Another term following a blank line
The definition of that term.