Letter #25 - 2014
one, incorrect representation
Date: 12/11/14 11:54:34 AM
My apology for this inquiry, but after watching
the position carved on the tombstone, I believe is not possible a
checkmate in one move with the given solution.
Being the board arranged in a two-dimensional form, in accordance with international conventions,
white pieces are placed over the first and second rank of black
pieces, therefore the proposed solution would not be possible.
I highly recommend the clarification on this topic. I take this
opportunity to congratulate you for your website, which I have
included it to my favorites and will often visit it.
page you are referring to shows the gravestone of Jacques Davidson (1890-1969), a Dutch Chess master:
There is no discrepancy in the above
picture since it is only a matter of perspective. Just picture
yourself as watching the game or board on the black player’s
Although conventional Chess diagrams always show white pieces at
the bottom of the board and black on top, the position shown
still remains a valid mate in one for white.
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