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A Chess Problem with a Chancellor from Samuel Loyd. Chess problem from 19th century.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-06-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
It turns out that puzzlist extraodinaire has couple of presences in CVPage. Loyd and Henry Dudeney are the greatest puzzlists since days of Islamic hegemony in Chess 1000 years ago. Loyd claimed to have invented the Fifteen Block Puzzle, those numbered 1-15 tiles in 4x4 square, but actually only adapted it. Bobby Fischer demonstrated John Carson his skill at solving 15-Puzzle on USA television in 1972, timed within 25 seconds. Likewise, Loyd borrowed to some extent from Dudeney in non-Chess problems and not noticeably the other way around. Now appropriately for ongoing topics, the Sam Loyd here shows Carrera (1617) Champion RN at Loyd's forte, Mate in Two. Loyd's books have hundreds of -Two, -Three, -Four with OrthoRules.