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Castling

From info!dregis Wed Jan 29 13:41:21 GMT 1997
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From: dregis@exeter.ac.uk (D.Regis)
Subject: HELP PLEASE: Unusual castlings
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Organization: University of Exeter, UK.
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 12:31:18 GMT


I'm compiling a piece about castling and found a couple of nice
examples in a book by Pfleger and Treppner.  They gave only positions
and I wondered if anyone has a genuine whole game scores for a game
where we see an example of the trap e.g.

Doskey


Bishops Puzzle: 

I hope you will forgive my algebraic notation, but I found it easier
to read (since we know every move is a bishop).

White bishops start at b1 and d1, 
Black bishops start at b5 and d5.

01. b1-c2
02. d5-a2
03. b5-c4
04. c2-a4
05. a2-b1
06. c4-d3
07. a4-b3
08. b3-d5
09. d3-b5 (board is symmetrical)
10. b1-d3
11. d1-b3
12. b3-a2
13. d3-c2
14. b5-a4
15. a2-c4
16. c2-b1
17. a4-d1
18. c4-b5

This was not the first solution that I found, but I liked it because
it was symmetrical.

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Knight's Tour

Gunno Toernberg tells me he has been working on a computer approach to the problem: you can see his endeavours at: http://w1.859.telia.com/~u85905224/knight/eknight.htm where you can have ago on his Java board.
Comments on: Martin Loebbing and Ingo Wegener, The Number of Knight's
Tours Equals 33,439,123,484,294 --- Counting with Binary Decision
Diagrams

Comment by the authors, May 15, 1996:

The number of knight's tours given in the paper is incorrect, since
the correct number must be divisible by 4.

Stone Soup

From the FRACTINT documentation

Appendix B Stone Soup With Pixels: The Authors

THE STONE SOUP STORY

Once upon a time, somewhere in Eastern Europe, there was a great famine. People jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a peddler drove his wagon into a village, sold a few of his wares, and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night.

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[Wait! I heard it was a Wandering Confessor! - Doug Quinn]

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