A grin of sorts

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From: Play chess with the Boatman

"You again! Couldn't stay away, eh?"

Unlocked with The Boatman's Opponent 25 - 29

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 200

  • 137 - very chancy (41%)
  • 170 - chancy (51%)
  • 204 - modest (61%)
  • 237 - very modest (71%)
  • 270 - low-risk (81%)
  • 304 - straightforward (91%)
  • 334 - straightforward (100%)


A game of spider-like patience

You construct your web strand by strand. So does he. Each move thrills across the board like a signal. You know that the game is won twenty moves before he finally concedes.


Age and night and patience

It's like wrestling with time. You know three moves in that you're going to lose. After that, it's just a question of how grandly you go. You do make him work for his victory.