A nod of respect

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From: Play chess with the Boatman

He knows you, this one. Have you played against him before? Or does he follow your games in the living world?

Game Instructions: Careful! Losing to the Boatman may increase your Wounds to a perilous degree.

Unlocked with The Boatman's Opponent 9 to 14

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 100

  • 69 - very chancy (41%)
  • 85 - chancy (51%)
  • 102 - modest (61%)
  • 119 - very modest (71%)
  • 135 - low-risk (81%)
  • 152 - straightforward (91%)
  • 167 - straightforward (100%)


An extraordinary talent

Death comes against you in a hailstorm of pawns, a lightning-fork of bishops. Perhaps he's been holding back in the past. He has no mercy now. But neither do you. Mate in four.


Does he read the chess press?

He knew Ruprecht's Hook! You thought only three players in Europe understood that one. O dark dominion.