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Counter Square off against the best chess minds in this off-the-wall collection of 111 whimsical, wacky, and witty puzzles, based on such variants as: * Billiards chess--pieces carom off the board edges like pool balls * Checkless chess-"check" is a no-no unless it's checkmate * Circe chess--captured pieces come back to life to fight again * Cylinder chess--pieces move off one side and reenter on the other * Double-move chess--each side makes two moves in a row * Refusal chess--veto an opponent's move and demand another And try ingenious braintwisters like these: * find the one move that is NOT checkmate * add a square to the board and mate in two moves * figure out the last moves by each side PLUS: "The World's Hardest Chess Problem" There are diagrams galore, detailed solutions, and even a crash course on chess if you're new to the world's greatest game. Some people say chess has too many rules. We say rules were made to be broken! 128 pages, 117 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Chess problems