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Postby MCC » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:44 am

Curse that Sicilian, he has forced me to change my position, a move most disadvantageous to me.

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Postby udosuk » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:02 pm

Let's narrow it down first...

Is it related to sport?

Is it related to astronomy?
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Postby Cec » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:56 pm

Is this a quotation from....

(a) a movie?

(b) a play?

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Postby MCC » Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:49 pm

udosuk wrote:Let's narrow it down first...

Is it related to sport?

I'm going to be pedantic and say no.

udosuk wrote:Is it related to astronomy?

No.

Cec wrote:Is this a quotation from....

(a) a movie?

(b) a play?

Not a quotation.


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Postby udosuk » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:04 pm

MCC wrote:
udosuk wrote:Let's narrow it down first...

Is it related to sport?

I'm going to be pedantic and say no.

I hope the pedantry is not one of those sport/sports thing...:!:
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Postby tarek » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:05 pm

Is it a statue, or something which is man-made ???

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Postby MCC » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:40 pm

udosuk wrote:...I hope the pedantry is not one of those sport/sports thing...:!:

I don't think so, you can always query it later if so.

tarek wrote:Is it a statue,...

No.
tarek wrote:...or something which is man-made???

Yes:?:


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Postby Cec » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:41 pm

Is this related to past history of the Isle of Sicily such as a change in Government?

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Postby MCC » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:53 pm

Cec wrote:Is this related to past history of the Isle of Sicily such as a change in Government?

Cec

A two part question:

"Past history of the Isle of Sicily" - I'm sure there must be but it's not relevant to the riddle.

"...such as a change in Government?" - No.


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Postby tarek » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:19 pm

A relic which was moved from where it originally was by a Sicilian ???
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Postby underquark » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:16 pm

e4 c5...:?:
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Postby MCC » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:29 am

tarek wrote:A relic which was moved from where it originally was by a Sicilian ???

It is not a relic.

underquark wrote:e4 c5...:?:

c5 d7...:D

Monarch to Prelate: "It looks like underquark is thinking along the right lines".


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Postby underquark » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:25 pm

If you mean 2c5 d7 then it won't work unless you include fairies such as the fu-aad, MCC.
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Postby MCC » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:49 am

underquark wrote:If you mean 2c5 d7 then it won't work unless you include fairies such as the fu-aad, MCC.

I did mean 2c5 d7.

You seem to be more au fait with the subject than I am, this is new knowledge to me:idea:

A fu-aad would be ok but what about a mao or nightrider:?:

Anyways, back to the riddle, underquark, you're on the field of play but have not reached the answer yet.


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Postby underquark » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:00 am

Are you "White" in a game of chess? You open e4 (King's Pawn moves 2 squares forwards), Black responds c5 (Queen's Bishop Pawn moves forwards 2) etc. and then one of the several variants of the Sicilian Defence unfolds.

You can't move c5 followed by d7 as you are White and Black's piece is on c5. Under the conventional rules of (Westernised) Chess, you can't take c5 either at the moment but if you allow "Fairy" pieces (either imaginary, hypothetical or from Chinese or other chess rule variants) you can use fairy piece called a Fu-aad which is allowed to move 3 squares in any direction. Your Nightrider (with or without black "Kit" car) couldn't take it either.

qv Wikipedia for Fairy chess pieces.
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