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THE TWO PAWNS.





(The Guarded Chessboard)
Here is a neat little puzzle in counting. In how many different ways may
the two pawns advance to the eighth square? You may move them in any
order you like to form a different sequence. For example, you may move
the Q R P (one or two squares) first, or the K R P first, or one pawn as
far as you like before touching the other. Any sequence is permissible,
only in this puzzle as soon as a pawn reaches the eighth square it is
dead, and remains there unconverted. Can you count the number of
different sequences? At first it will strike you as being very
difficult, but I will show that it is really quite simple when properly
attacked.
VARIOUS CHESS PUZZLES.
"Chesse-play is a good and wittie exercise of
the minde for some kinde of men."
Burton's _Anatomy of Melancholy_.


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