Hexagonal chess - problem solving contest 2001In January 2001, The Chess Variant Pages existed six years! To celebrate our anniversary, we had a small problem solving contest. In this contest, we had four problems to solve: problems of hexagonal chess - with `squares' that have as many sides as our site has years.
Readers could participate and win a prize.
- Problem 1: mate in two moves.
- Problem 2: mate in three moves. (Easy problem, with few pieces.)
- Problem 3: mate in two moves.
- Problem 4: mate in two moves.
More informationEach of these problems uses the rules of Glinski's Hexagonal Chess. You are advised to check these rules out. In particular, you may want to know how the pieces move exactly.
WinnerWinner was Peter Aronson. There were six participants that sent in a solution. Randomly (using a normal die), a participant was selected, and randomly a number 1 - 4 was selected. As Peter solved the third (and the other) problems correctly, and a 5 was thrown by the die, he won this contest, and he receives the book Chess Variations, by Gollon as prize.
The problems were sent to Hans Bodlaender by Sergej Korchitsky from Belarus. Most of these are more than 25 years old. Inventors include prof. J. Boyer, J. Berthomeau, and R. Loiseau. You can find the solutions with the problems.
Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: January 8, 2000. Last modified: March 21, 2001.