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The oldest chess game of all time occured in what was then loosely translated as fakeistan c.2700 bc. This quasi/apocryphal country was situated within what is now Macedonia. The famous 'Watergate' stone excavated by archaeologist Ivor Watergate 111 in 1946. It shows the outline of a chess board 7 inches (approx.) by 6 ie. 42 squares. The people of Fakeistan - it has been suggested - advocated polygamy as each player had three queens. The moves were recorded by a bastardisation of near eastern and Icelandic runes. The result of the game will never be known as the tablet was lost due to a shipwreck on route back to Watergate's private museum in Hiksville Missouri (U.S.A) before any attempt was made to decifer by the C.I.A.
but it's not recorded, anyway thanks for these info.
not a draw because according to the rules the first KxCounsellor wins. Black doesn't have the chance to KxC because when white did the game ended immediately.
so what is the logical answer for Kb4 ?
I guess you have beaten Averbakh this time and you will be recorded as the first man who found the solution :))
the king is forced to stray to far away so Kb4 forces 1 of 3 losing moves. Only fair to say though that the problem likely sat for centuries without anyone trying to solve it. Since your giving the answer it's just a matter of seeing why
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