An illustrated handbook of deception.
A New Favorite Puzzle
The root of all powers... and the power of all roots.
History’s Greatest Chess Matches
Anderssen leads his pieces in a suicide charge. He sacrifices a bishop, both rooks, and the queen – nearly all his best material – in exchange for nothing but pawns. It’s like a parent chanting, “Go! Go! Go!” as he sends his children sprinting out into onrushing traffic.
Once at a picnic, I saw mathematicians crowding around the last game I would have expected: Tic-tac-toe.