# chess game based riddle

• 11 months ago · Quote · #1

Note: This position occured in a game between Runau and Schmidt in 1972.

The black king cannot see his way out from death because it is...

11 14 9 7 8 20 20 9 13 5

• 11 months ago · Quote · #2

b7 promotes to knight (im still learning notations so not sure how to write that ;-) checkmate

• 11 months ago · Quote · #3
proletariate wrote:

b7 promotes to knight (im still learning notations so not sure how to write that ;-) checkmate

• 11 months ago · Quote · #4

the notation is b8=N# i think ? either way the solution is as i said above

• 11 months ago · Quote · #5

Oops I accidentally posted here :P And yeah, you're right.

• 11 months ago · Quote · #6

It's b8=N# or P-N8=N# in descriptive.

• 11 months ago · Quote · #7

The black king cannot see his way out from death because it is 'knight time'.

• 11 months ago · Quote · #8

Oh, lol :P I think it's just 'knight', not 'knight time' :)

• 11 months ago · Quote · #9

But look at the riddle.

• 11 months ago · Quote · #10

Yeah, but there isn't anything that has to do with time. BTW, 'he can't see...because it is night.' It makes sense :P

• 10 months ago · Quote · #11
gimmewuchagot wrote:

Yeah, but there isn't anything that has to do with time. BTW, 'he can't see...because it is night.' It makes sense :P

look at the numbers written below. If you change each number with the letter it represents (letter's order in the alphabet) you get the answer I said. lol

• 10 months ago · Quote · #12

Dammit, what a rip-off :P

• 10 months ago · Quote · #13