Monday, April 18, 2005

Problematic problems

How about some reactions from all the problem solvers on this assertion:
Distinct from the competitiveness of a chess match, the chess problem is posed not to defeat an opponent, but rather to invite the solver on a voyage of discovery in its eventual solution.
On the surface this seems to make sense, though I've read many a Knights Errant post expressing resignation, exasperation, frustration and defeat.

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