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The ninth gate chess problem!

  • #1

    Well, I had seen the movie (the ninth gate) and I quite liked it but to be honest, I 'd never notices that one of the engravings showed had actually CHESS involved! Yes, that's right and I found out by accident.

    Well, let's have a look since it's interesting. The engraving showed is the following and it represents the 7th gate:

    What I found out on the internet was that the position displayed is this:
    This is a draw and you can try it on board for yourselves. Of course, the white bishop delivers a check so black must capture the piece. After that white has no time to checkmate black. Have a look if you want, in a puzzle form in order to be more tempting :-)
     
    Below the engraving, it says:

    “The disciple outshines the master.”

    As I write, the player is a King (white) versus a Begar (black) but the meaning behind it is that man can be equal to God with the proper knowledge. I thought it was quite fascinating and I wanted to share it with you, since chess is involved! Cheers
  • #2

    This is surprisingly astounding.

  • #3

    That's astoundingly surprising.

  • #4

    The soundtrack of the movie is also astounding! Listen to it and you 'll like it probably...

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